Our Nig: Or, Sketches From the Life of a Free Black

Legacy and honors

  • Since Henry Louis Gates, Jr's work in 1982, Harriet Wilson has been recognized as the first African American to publish a novel in the United States.
  • The Harriet Wilson Project of Milford, New Hampshire raised funds to commission and install the Harriet E. Wilson Memorial Statue (2006) in the town's Bicentennial Park in her honor.

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