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.
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