African American History Month- Harriet Wilson

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  • Harriet E. Wilson
  • “Mr. Bellmont raised his calm, determined eye full upon her, and said, in a decisive manner: "You shall not strike, or scald, or skin her, as you call it, if she comes back again. Remember!” Read this and more in my book- Our Nig.
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  • Harriet E. "Hattie" Adams Wilson was born in Milford, New Hampshire on March 15,1825. She was a slave and the first African-American published author. Her first book was Our Nig On June 28, 1900, Wilson died in the Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts.
  • Harriet Wilson was the first African-American female novelist, and one of the first African-Americans to publish a novel in the United States. Her novel entitled, Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-Story White House, North. Showing That Slavery’s Shadows Fall Even There. By “Our Nig.” treated racism pre-Civil War.
  • Harriet Wilson opened the doors for other African Americans who aspire to write. Without Harriet Wilson many of the great African American authors would have never picked up the pen to start writing.
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