BirthdaySeptember 27, 1892
BirthplaceChicago, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Josephine Brown

    Full name: Josephine Brown
    Also known as: Brown, Josephine, Josephine Brown
    Professions: Teacher, Anti-slavery lecturer, Biographer
    Occupation: Teacher, Anti-slavery lecturer, Biographer

  2. Josephine Brown Measurements

    Height: 5' 2½" (1.59 m)

  3. Josephine Brown Known for

    The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961), The Man Inside (1958), Stranglehold (1962), Strange Cargo (1929)

  4. Josephine Brown Death information

    Died: Friday, 16th of January, 1874 (Age: 18)

  5. Josephine Brown Biography

    Josephine Brown (1839 – 1874) was the daughter and biographer of escaped African-American slave William Wells Brown and his first wife Elizabeth Schooner. Josephine's account, Biography of an American Bondman, by His Daughter, was published in Boston by R. F. Wallcut in 1856. It was long believed to be the first biography written by an African American woman, but is now known to have been predated by Susan Paul's Memoir of James Jackson, the attentive and obedient scholar (1835).Biography of an American Bondman draws heavily on and generally parallels William Wells Brown's own account of his life, Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave (1847). However, Josephine was forthcoming about details of abuse and mistreatment which Wells Brown's account does not include, and openly addressed the problems of mulatto slaves. She also expands the account to include Brown's life in Europe.

  6. Josephine Brown Family

    Spouse: George S. Dogans, James Campbell
    Parents: William Wells Brown, Elizabeth Schooner

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