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Full Name: William Wells Brown
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Writer of slave narratives and novels. Including "Clotel;" or, "The Presidents Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in The United States" (1853), the first novel by a black American. In 18??, Brown escaped slavery, and in 1836 moved to Buffalo, working on a steam boat in Lake Erie, as well as opening his home as a station on the Underground Railroad for slaves wishing to reach Canada. In 1843, he became a full-time lecturer for the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society.
Author's Timeline:
1836 Erie County
Moved To Buffalo, NY 
1814 (Unknown) County
 
1884 (Unknown) County
 
1853 Erie County
"Clotel;" or, "The Presidents Daughter:
A Narrative of Slave Life in The United States" (1853), the first novel by a black American. 

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