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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 ...
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Georgia Douglas Johnson: The most famous woman poet of the Harlem Renaissance

Georgia Douglas Johnson was one of the earliest African-American female poets to gain widespread recognition. As part of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, Johnson was the most prolific Black woman writer of ...