incidents in the life of a slave girl

Photo: Courtesy of Open Road Media

1 of 3
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
"I majored in American and English literature at Harvard, and the curriculum was very conservative. Then I enrolled in an African American history course. That's when I first read Jacobs's autobiography, which has stayed with me all these years; she became the inspiration for Cora."

— Colson Whitehead