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January 23, 2010

.african american firsts. harriet wilson: novelist.

Filed under: black history,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 10:11 pm

In 1859, Harriet Wilson, a mulatto woman from New Hampshire published a novel with the stated hope of earning sufficient money simply to survive. Instead, her novel Our Nig; or Sketches From the Life of A Free Black, became a powerful and controversial narrative that continues to touch and unsettle readers around the world.

an image from the 1st edition printing (1859)

full-size bronze memorial statue was unveiled in Milford, New Hampshire making it the first statute in the state’s history to honor a person of color.

source: www.harrietwilsonproject.org


1 Comment »

  1. The first statue to honor a person of color in the entire state….in 2006!

    Comment by Currently Dating Michael Ealy — January 24, 2010 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

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