Harriet Ann Jacobs

Writer, Author

1813 – 1897

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Who was Harriet Ann Jacobs?

Harriet Ann Jacobs was an African-American writer who escaped from slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs' single work, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured. It is based on events of her own life.

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Born
Feb 11, 1813
Edenton
Also known as
  • Harriet Jacobs
Siblings
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • North Carolina
Died
Mar 7, 1897
Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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