Happy birthday, Harriet Ann Jacobs (Feb. 11, 1813 – March 7, 1897)!‪#‎Abolitionist‬. Writer. Speaker. Author of “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” (1861), in which she recounted her experiences growing up in the slave system in North Carolina. It was one of the first narratives to graphically describe the abuse suffered by female slaves. In 1835 Harriet managed to escape from her slavemaster. She found a hiding place in the crawl space under the roof of the home of her grandmother, Molly. Harriet lived in Molly’s attic for 7 years before escaping by boat to Philadelphia in 1842. She spent the rest of her life traveling and speaking on behalf of African-American refugees and orphans. Buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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