Film, Video William Wells Brown: An African-American Life
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- William Wells Brown: An African-American Life
- Ezra Greenspan will discussed his book "William Wells Brown: An African American Life." Brown (1814-1884) was born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he was 19, when he escaped. He became an agent of the Underground Railroad, an antislavery activist and a self-taught writer and orator. In 1853 Brown wrote "Clotel," the first novel by an African American. It is a fictionalized account of the fate of Thomas Jefferson's black daughters and was controversial in its day.
- Event Date
- September 12, 2014
- - Ezra Greenspan is Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in Humanities and professor of English at Southern Methodist University. He is also the editor of the anthology "William Wells Brown: 'Clotel' and Other Writings."
- Related Resources
- Center for the Book: //www.read.gov/cfb/
- Running Time
- 58 minutes, 26 seconds
- Online Format
- online text
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