George Moses Horton
George Moses Horton was an African-American poet.
He was born into slavery on William Horton's plantation in Northampton County, North Carolina. As a very young child, he and several family members were moved to a tobacco farm in rural Chatham County, when his owner relocated. Horton composed poems in his mind through his teen years. He was allowed by his master to visit the nearby University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he recited poems to students who eagerly wrote them down and paid him for his compositions. His fame spread, and a collection of poems was published under the title The Hope of Liberty (1829). Horton was the first black ... more »
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- The Slave's Complaint
- Death of an Old Carriage Horse
- Man, A Torch
- On Liberty And Slavery
- On Hearing Of The Intention Of A Gentlem...
- General Grant -- The Hero Of The War
- Meditation On A Cold, Dark, And Rainy Ni...
- Mr. Clay’s Reception At Raleigh, April, ...
- Division Of An Estate
- George Moses Horton, Myself
- A Billet Doux
- On Death
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