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"All I demand for the black man is, that the white people shall take their heels off his neck, and let him have a chance to rise by his own efforts." -- William Wells Brown
William Wells Brown (November 6, 1814 — November 6, 1884) was a prominent abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the North, where he worked for abolitionist causes and was a prolific writer. Brown was a pioneer in several different literary genres, including travel writing, fiction, and drama, and wrote what is considered to be the first novel by an African American. An almost exact contemporary of Frederick Douglass, Wells Brown was overshadowed by Douglass and the two feuded publicly.
Total Books: 178