Alice Moor Dunbar-Nelson was a poet also known for her work as an essayist and activist. She was born in Louisiana to a family with Native American, Creole, and African American origins. Race and gender played a large role in her poetic works. Her first collection was published in 1895, titled Violets and Other Tales. Unfortunately, a great deal of her work was rejected by publishers due to its subject matter, meaning that most of the public was unaware of her work during her lifetime. Read more about Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson.