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In 1841 Ann Plato's Essays; Including Biographies and Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Poetry appeared. Printed for the author at Hartford, Connecticut, and containing an introduction by the famous abolitionist, Reverend Dr. James W.C. Pennington, the work not only reveals much about an extraordinary black woman but also reminds us a...
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"Ann Plato was the first black to publish a collection of essays, in 1841."--Newsweek