Poet : the remarkable story of George Moses Horton
by Tate, Don,
|Format:||Print Book 2015.|
|Availability:||Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 12 copies|
Forced to work long hours, George was unable to attend school or learn how to read. But he was determined'he listened to the white children's lessons and learned the alphabet. Then he taught himself to read. Soon, he began composing poetry in his head and reciting it as he sold fruits and vegetables on a nearby college campus. News of the slave poet traveled quickly among the students, and before long, George had customers for his poems. But George was still enslaved. Would he ever be free?
In this powerful biography of George Moses Horton, the first southern African-American man to be published, Don Tate tells an inspiring and moving story of talent and determination.
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Horton, George Moses,
-- 1798?-approximately 1880
-- Juvenile literature.
Horton, George Moses, -- 1798?-approximately 1880.
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- North Carolina -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Freedmen -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American poets.
|Publisher|| Atlanta, Georgia :2015.
|Other Titles|| Remarkable story of George Moses Horton :
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references.