Join us in Commemorating
The Sesquicentennial of the Publication of
Harriet E. Wilson’s Novel

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Guided Bus tour of Wilson's Hometown ...
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Black Entrepreneurs for Harriet Wilson

The Public & Community Affairs Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is pleased to invite you to a Breakfast Talk

Friday, September 25, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

“The Inconceivable Harriet Wilson: Writer, Speaker, Entrepreneur”

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
New England Room, 4th Floor

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New Information on Harriet Wilson


Harriet Wilson Project Garners another National Award

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On November 5, 2006, after 4 years of raising public awareness the Harriet E. Wilson full-size bronze memorial statue was unveiled in Milford, New Hampshire making it the first statute in the state’s history to honor a person of color.
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book cover, Our NigIn 1859, Harriet Wilson, a mulatto woman from New Hampshire, published a novel with the stated hope of earning sufficient money simply to survive. Instead, her novel Our Nig; or Sketches From the Life of A Free Black, became a powerful and controversial narrative that continues to touch and unsettle readers around the world.
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The Harriet Wilson Project presents the Black Heritage Tour of Historic Milford. NH.
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Harriet Wilson’s New England: Race, Writing, and Region. New release by the University Press of New England, July 2007.
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