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The Black Poet Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-094
Scope and Contents The Black Poet was the 1865 annouced title of a work to be published that was to contain "a concise history of the life" of George Moses Horton, bard and recently freed slave. Richard Walser used the 1865 title for his 1996 work on Horton, since no evidence exists that the 1865 book was ever written. Walser wrote his "concise history" during part of a year he spent on a Guggenheim Fellowship. Claude Howell created the drawings for the book. This collection contains the manuscript draft that was...
Dates: 1966

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  • Names: Howell, Claude, 1915-1997 X
  • Subject: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 X