BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
|William Wells Brown|
near Mount Sterling, Kentucky
|Died||November 6, 1884|
|Occupation||abolitionist, Writer, Historian.|
|Spouse(s)||(1) Elizabeth "Betsey" Schooner, 1835; (2) Annie Elizabeth Gray, 1860|
|Children||Clarissa Brown, Josephine Brown, Henrietta Helen Brown, William Wells Brown, Jr., Clotelle Brown|
Life in slavery
Marriage and family
Move to New York
Years in Europe
Abolition orator and writer
Legacy and honors
- He is recognized as the first African American to publish a novel.
- An elementary school in Lexington, Kentucky, where he spent his early years, is named after him.
- He was among the first writers inducted to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.
- Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave. Written by Himself, Boston: The Anti-slavery office, 1847.
- Narrative of William W. Brown, an American Slave. Written by Himself, London: C. Gilpin, 1849.
- Three Years in Europe: Or, Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met. London: Charles Gilpin, 1852.
- Brown, William Wells (1815-1884). Three Years in Europe, or Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met. with a Memoir of the author. 1852.
- William Wells Brown, CLOTEL; or the President's Daughter (1853), An Electronic Scholarly Edition, edited by Professor Christopher Mulvey
- The American Fugitive in Europe. Sketches of Places and People Abroad. Boston: John P. Jewett, 1855.
- The Black Man: His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements. New York: Thomas Hamilton; Boston: R.F. Wallcut, 1863.
- The Rising Son, or The Antecedents and Advancements of the Colored Race. Boston: A. G. Brown & Co., 1873.
- My Southern Home: or, The South and Its People, Boston: A. G. Brown & Co., Publishers, 1880.
- The Negro in the American Rebellion; His Heroism and His Fidelity ...