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Harriet Jacobs was an African-American writer whose autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, is now considered an “American classic”. Born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina, in Feb of 1811 she was sexually harassed by her enslaver. She was the first woman to write a fugitive slave narrative.

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