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Josiah Henson: Founder of the Black community settlement of Dawn in Ontario, Canada

Josiah Henson, was a spiritual leader, author and founder of the Black community settlement at Dawn in Ontario, Canada. He is widely believed to be the model for "Uncle Tom" in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Unc...
Frances Harper

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: The Mother of African American journalism

Frances E.W. Harper was a leading African-American poet and writer. She was also an ardent activist in the abolitionist and women's rights movements. Harper had a long and prolific career, publishing her first ...