Harriet A. Jacobs
Harriet A. Jacobs was born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina, to Delilah Horniblow and Daniel Jacobs. 'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,' 'Written by Herself,' published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, is now ranked with Frederick Douglass's 'Narrative' and William Wells Brown's 'Clotel: Or, The President's Daughter' as a major contribution to the gente of slave narratives. She used her prominence to advantage, helping to create schools for blacks after the Civil War.
Today this historical site is a residential building.