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A New Birth of Freedom

America explores new understanding of equality.

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Professor Says He Has Solved a Mystery Over a Slave’s Novel

Source: The New York Times

Gregg Hecimovich, a professor of English in South Carolina, may have successfully identified the woman who wrote The Bondwoman’s Narrative. The novel is thought to be the first written by an African-American woman. Until now, no one knew the author’s true identity.

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