William Wells Brown

William Wells Brown (1814 - 1884) was born a slave in Kentucky. In 1834, he escaped to Ohio before moving to New York, and later, Great Britain. His novel, Clotel, is widely recognized as the first to be written by an African-American.

  • Clotel

    By William Wells Brown

    Read by J.D. Jackson

    The harrowing fictional account of slave fathered by President Thomas Jefferson.

    "JD Jackson's narration is unwavering and profoundly impactful...Jackson presents Clotel in a manner that grips the listener." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released January 28, 2014
    English, Unabridged