Person Detail: Harriet Jacobs
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|Full Name: Harriet Jacobs|
Writer. "Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl." Was born in North Carolina and escaped to New York City in 1842. She lived in various parts of NY including Monroe County. She was the first woman to author a slave narrative. She spent 18 months in Rochester. Worked in an anti-slavery reading room and bookstore above Frederick Douglass's newspaper "The North Star."
New York County
"Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl."
Spent 18 months in Rochester, NY