Amos Fortune, Free Man

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Amos Fortune - (ca. 1710 – 1801) born a prince in Africa, captured by slave traders and brought to America via the White Falcon (a slave ship). He is sold into slavery and eventually freed at the age of 60. Fortune worked hard to develop his tannery in the town of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, and became a valued member of the community there.


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