February is Black History in the United States and Sugarcane will celebrate great artists of the past and future. It is impossible to be able to cover everyone ( we only have 28 days) so we will cover important yet under celebrated gems. Today we remember Harriet Ann Jacobs, the author of Incidents in the life of a Slave Girl. Ms. Jacobs was born a slave, yet was encouraged to learn by her owner. After her original owner died, she had two children by a white man that became a U.S. Congressman later in life and escaped slavery by living in a crawl space in her grandmothers home for 7 years. She later able to moved North, where she penned her story under the pseudonym Linda Brent. Her story is a fascinating one and a must read for readers with an interest in American history. Here is a link to the complete PDF of the book.
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