‘Harriet Jacob’ Original- Lea Craigie-Marshall

‘Harriet Jacob’ Original- Lea Craigie-Marshall



Harriet Jacob “Pity me, and pardon me, O virtuous reader! You never knew what it is like to be a slave; to be entirely unprotected by law or custom; to have the laws reduce you to the condition of a chattel, entirely subject to the will of another. You never exhausted your ingenuity in avoiding the snares, and eluding the power of a hated tyrant; you never shuddered at the sound of his footsteps, and trembled within hearing of his voice.” These are the eloquent words of Harriet Jacobs, A North Carolina slave. Jacobs penned those words in “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” a book she self-published in 1861. She became the first black woman to write a slave narrative. Her bravery and intelligence should never be forgotten. Imagined by Lea Craigie-Marshall of Blue Hue Studio (LCM).

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Weight 43.1 oz
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 1.75 in