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Tue, 04.20.1858

Annie Burton, Author born

Annie Burton

Annie L. Burton’s birth in 1858 is celebrated on this date.  She was a Black homemaker and publisher.

From Clayton, Alabama, her mother was a house slave who ran away from the plantation after being whipped, but returned after the American Civil War and Emancipation became law.  Burton moved to Boston where she became a domestic servant. In 1888 she married a man who worked as a valet in Braintree.

In 1909 Burton published her book, "Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days" and a short biography of Abraham Lincoln.

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by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Copyright 1993, TimeLife Inc.


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