William Wells Brown, 1814?-1884

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In 1847, while speaking to members of the Female Anti-Slavery Society of Salem, Ma., William Wells Brown said, "Were I about to tell you the evils of Slavery, to represent to you the Slave in his lowest degradation, I should wish to take you, one at a time, and whisper it to you. Slavery has never been represented; Slavery never can be represented."

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  • William Wells Brown, 1814?-1884

    While living abroad, Brown received acclaim for his abilities as a speaker and writer. The Scotch Independent reported that Brown was a "vigorous expositor of the evils and atrocities of that system whose chains he has shaken off so triumphantly and forever. We may safely pronounce William Wells Brown a remarkable man, and a full refutation of the doctrine of the inferiority of the negro."

    William Wells Brown was born on this date in 1814. He was a Black antislavery lecturer, a groundbreaking novelist, a playwright, and a historian.