Brown, William Wells(1814--1884)

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Biographical Overview

Birth Date: exactly 1814-11-06
Death Date: exactly 1884-11-06

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William Wells Brown was a prominent African American abolitionist, lecturer, novelist, playwright and historian.

Brown was a slave, who upon escape gave lectures on American slavery.

Brown was a prolific writer, his novel Clotel (1853) is considered the first novel written by an African American. Brown also wrote a play, The Escape (1858) and several historical works including The Black Man (1863), The Negro in the American Revolution (1867), The Rising Son (1873) and two autobiographical works Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave (1847) and My Southern Home (1880).

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Troupe Name Event # of events
Brown, William Wells Lecture 3

Events Naming Person

Event Date Location Troupe
Exhibition 1850-1850 Commercial Room, Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne (city-county) in Northumberland Brown, William Wells
Lecture 1851-1851 Exchange Rooms, Nottingham Nottinghamshire Brown, William Wells
Exhibition 1852-1852 Music Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne (city-county) in Northumberland Brown, William Wells

Songs & Acts

Number of songs and acts found: 3
Title Type Number of Events Found
1 Lecture about American Slavery Monologue 1 event(s)
2 Panoramic Views of American Slavery Play 1 event(s)
3 Lecture on Uncle Tom's Cabin Monologue 1 event(s)