Born: 1813 in Edenton, North Carolina
Died: March 7, 1897
Family: Joseph (son) and Louisa (daughter).
Education: Educated by family members to read and write.
Biography: She was born a slave. She had two children with a family friend. She ran away from her owners and hid in an attic for seven years before escaping on a ship headed for Pennsylvania. She was bought and freed by her last employer.
- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The Modern Library: New York. 2004.
McMillian, Peter. “Harriet Jacobs”. Spartacus Educational. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Sjacobs.htm.