Octavia Victoria Rogers Albert (December 24, 1853 – c. 1890) was an African American author and biographer.
She documented slavery in the United States through a collection of interviews with ex-slaves in her book The House of Bondage, or Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves.
She was born Octavia Victoria Rogers in Oglethorpe, Georgia, where she lived in slavery until the emancipation. She attended Atlanta University where she studied to be a teacher.
Octavia Rogers saw teaching as a form of worship and Christian service. She received her first teaching job in Montezuma, Georgia.
In 1874, at around twenty-one years old, she married another teacher, Dr. Aristide Elphonso Peter Albert, and had one daughter together, Laura T. Albert.
Her husband became an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1877. She converted to the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1875, a church under the ministry of Henry McNeal Turner, a Congressman and prominent political activist.
After her conversion, Albert then taught because she saw teaching as a form of worship and as a part of her Christian service like her fellow contemporaries.
While teaching in Montezuma, Georgia, both she and her husband became strong advocates for education and “American religion” as they used their home to teach reading and writing lessons.
A.E.P. Albert became an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1877. Shortly after the couple married, they moved to Houma, Louisiana.