William Wells Brown

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William Wells Brown (1814 – November 6, 1884) was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian.

His novel Clotel (1853), considered the first novel written by an African American, was published in London, where he resided at the time; it was later published in the United States.

William Wells Brown died in 1884 in Chelsea, Massachusetts at the age of 70.

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