William Wells Brown (1814-1884) circa 1850 from an engraving by  John Chester Buttre. Brown was a prominent African-American  abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born  into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the  North in 1834, where he worked for abolitionist causes and was a  prolific writer. Photo Credit: House Divided Project, Dickinson  College
William Wells Brown (1814-1884) circa 1850 from an engraving by John Chester Buttre. Brown was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the North in 1834, where he worked for abolitionist causes and was a prolific writer. Photo Credit: House Divided Project, Dickinson College
William Wells Brown (1814-1884) circa 1850 from an engraving by John Chester Buttre. Brown was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the North in 1834, where he worked for abolitionist causes and was a prolific writer. Photo Credit: House Divided Project, Dickinson College

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A brief guide to the remarkable history of Lexington's East End

September 01, 2013 12:00 AM

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