1893: Noted Negro Women

Monroe Alpheaus Majors wrote Noted Negro Women: Their Triumphs and Activities in 1896 after his success as a doctor in Texas attracted the ire of local white supremacists and forced him to flee to Los Angeles and then Chicago. Although the book doesn’t cover any of the Georgian reformers I’ve been looking at, it does touch on the temperance theme linked to the idea of black femininity. “Our temperance women are many; and indeed, that subject along would fill a volume doubly the size of our book,” Majors insists (334).