George Moses Horton

Writer, Author

1779 – 1883

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Who was George Moses Horton?

George Moses Horton was an African-American poet and the first African American poet to be published in the Southern United States. His book was published in 1828 while he was still a slave; he remained a slave until he was emancipated late in the Civil War.

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Born
1779
North Carolina
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Died
1883

Submitted
on July 23, 2013