Harriet Jacobs entry: Overview screen.
The year after she achieved liberation from slavery, HJ began to mull over the suggestion of Amy Post
that she should tell her story of escape and emancipation.
25 July 1853
HJ first reached print, with "Letter from a Fugitive Slave. Slaves Sold under Peculiar Circumstances", published in the New York Tribune
25 April 1867
HJ, while on a visit back to her grandmother's old cabin at Edenton
, North Carolina
, wrote to white abolitionist Ednah Dow Littlehale what is currently her latest surviving letter.
7 March 1897
HJ died at the age of eighty-four in Washington