Ann Plato

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Ann Plato (ca. 1824–unknown) was a 19th-century mixed-race (African American and Native American) educator and author. She was the second woman of color to publish a book in America and the first to publish a book of essays and poems.

Plato taught the Free African Schools, housed in the Zion Methodist Episcopal Church until 1847. She was a member of the Talcott Street Congregational ... more »

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  • ''A good education is another name for happiness.''
    Ann Plato (1820-?), U.S. teacher and author. As quoted in Black Women in Nineteenth-Century American Life, part 2, by Bert James Loewenberg and Ruth B...
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