Biography of Esther Popel

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Esther had two siblings, an older sister and a younger brother. Esther was a woman that accomplished a lot, but is never heard too much about. In a Popel’s life time she had a career in teaching, says The Daily Times. She was also an active Harlem Renaissance poet, involved in The Negro History, and education. Popel was a founder of many African American women organizations
In 1915 Esther’s schooling took place at Central High, in Harrisburg. Being the first African American women, to be enrolled at Dickson, she received the John Paton 1919 Memorial Prize, which was an Academic Award that was given to one student a year from each class. HR Women’s blog states Popel’s curriculum involved studying French, German, Latin, and Spanish. Esther later used these different languages to take part in her adult life as a teacher. While in high school Popel was blessed to self-publish her first collection of poems which was Thoughtless Thinks by a Thankless Thoughter. Popel also published some of her poems in the Crisis: A record of the Darker Races, the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Esther also served on the editorial board of the Negro History Bulletin, An association for the study of Negro Life and History. In the 1920s Esther was actively involved in a number of African American organizations, as women…

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