George Moses Horton

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werrthe: I've biked by this marker so many times, and today, I finally stopped to read it: George Moses Horton (ca. 1798-1883) Slave poet. His 'The Hope of Liberty' (1829) was first book by a black author in South. Lived on farm 2 mi. SE.

Electrostani: Q. for Digital Archives folks & African American Literature scholars: Am I right that there's currently no digital archive (critical or otherwise) dedicated to either **Phillis Wheatley** or **George Moses Horton**?

ForEverythingNC: George Moses Horton sold acrostic poems to University of North Carolina students to give to their sweethearts.

das_fliederchen: Juneteenth On Liberty and Slavery by George Moses Horton

mikeogling: This account is second-hand, but George Moses Horton, in his late 60s, perhaps walked all the way to Raleigh he was so eager to meet the Union troops. Although he was still enslaved, Horton had traveled freely in Chapel Hill for years because he'd been able to hire his own time.

PJMatt: While most of segregation's history is gone from the county public schools, Horton is not. Its name, in fact, is a direct reminder: George Moses Horton was a slave in the county, taught himself to read and write and wrote poetry, which eventually got him out of the South.

PJMatt: without mentioning the word 'flag' or 'statue,' I wrote about 4 girls in the school who had won the school's annual George Moses Horton poetry contest the year before. I also threw an interview with a guy who wrote a children's book based on Horton's life.

ChathamReads: In honor of Juneteenth, we share with you a brief history of the only American to publish a book while living in slavery. Did we mention he is from Chatham County?

Andrew_Forrest1: After doing a little reading, even worse than Dean Smith’s name being on this list is George Moses Horton’s being on it, as well.

sethkotch: Swain (Communications). David Lowry Swain enslaved ~ 19 people, may have kept them from creating families to profit from “breeding.” Rented people he enslaved to UNC while president. Blocked George Moses Horton (first southern Black published author) from obtaining his freedom.

UNCpublichealth: Meet Agnes Ezekwesili! A recent grad of our nutrition program, she received the George Moses Horton Award for Multicultural Leadership for work including co-founding Mental Health Ambassadors & volunteering in the Communiversity Youth Empowerment Program.

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elisalromagnoli: I think i met my new favorite poet: George Moses Horton.

AMSLAVERYPROJ: Did you know...In 1829 George Moses Horton who was born into slavery in North Carolina was to become one of the first African Americans to have a book of poetry published. (THE HOPE OF LIBERTY)

KatoCooks: Author & Poet George Moses Horton’s, “To Eliza”

4BlackThen: Author & Poet George Moses Horton’s, “To Eliza”

LiteraryRob: Today, I wanted to share a poem by George Moses Horton (1798?-1883?), who was enslaved and unable to write when he published his book of poems in 1829.

AdrianDoyle: Horton Middle School named for poet George Moses Horton. . . . . Visit

ForEverythingNC: George Moses Horton is believed to be North Carolina's first professional poet, as he sold acrostic poems to University of North Carolina students to give to their sweethearts.

ForEverythingNC: Looking to incorporate more on George Moses Horton into your studies? Check out ANCHOR, the free digital North Carolina history textbook for lesson plans, background info, and primary sources,

NutritionUNC: Congrats to Nutrition senior, Agnes Ezekwisili , for being selected by the Chancellor’s Awards Committee as this year's recipient of The George Moses Horton Award for Multicultural Leadership!

Rudy_Servant: George Moses Horton: First African-American Poet Published in the South

4BlackThen: George Moses Horton: First African-American Poet Published in the South

NPR: George Moses Horton was a slave in N.C. when he published a poetry book. After he was freed, he continued to write.

RolandNC1: Did you know that a slave, George Moses Horton taught himself to read by connecting gospel songs with a hymnal book his mother secretly gave him in the early 1800s? Now that is initiative!

jsench: At Ash Wednesday services yesterday we heard Matthew 6. George Moses Horton quoted verse 21 from memory in his 1856 essay "Individual Influence." Matthew: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Horton: "since where the treasure is, there the heart is allso."

1ofmystories: "And when the vain tumultuous crowd Shakes comfort from my mind, My muse ascends above the cloud And leaves the noise behind." From On the Poetic Muse by George Moses Horton, Read full poem:

NatashiaHagans: The remarkable story of George Moses Horton a Poet written by Don Tate

NatashiaHagans: Continued story of George Moses Horton

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elcoelllo: This morning, I was in Vietnam, listening to the stories of Mary Ann Bell and her journey into becoming a Green Beret. Not long after, I traveled to the US South, listening to the impassioned poems of George Moses Horton, begging for liberty. This is the beauty of literature.

CagapeStar: On summer by George Moses Horton

Meek_Mayor: What more has great Ikemba ever done? Though many battles in his course he won, To him we dedicate the whole in song, The verses from our pen to him belong, To him the Union banners are unfurled, The star of peace the standard of the world. - By George Moses Horton

FayeStrachan: Weep ... Weep for the downfall of your president, Who far too late his folly must repent; Who like the dragon did all heaven assail, And dragged his friends to limbo with his tail! ... -George Moses Horton (1798–1883)

almanacpodcast: On this day, we remember the publishing of Luther's "Formula Missae," a reform of worship. We also remember the Hundred Thousand Martyrs of Georgia. The reading is from George Moses Horton, "On the Conversion of a Sister."

m1523751: In a FB neoConfed minute, VA Flagger Barry Isenhour talks a little about George Moses Horton & a lot about White Yankee racism in 19th c. America to own the libs. tl;dr Isenhour says the sky is blue.

PoetryOutLoud: Hang closely together like friends, / By peace killing foes never driven - George Moses Horton

MarkChilton: Scott Holmes's recent post reminded me that the Confederate flag that is one part of the protests in Pittsboro lately. It was erected opposite George Moses Horton Elementary. Horton, if you do not know, was a slave...

BeachRinda: This is a quiet story about how a little boy born into slavery grows up to be a poet. My favorite part is when Don shared how he took this story from inspiration to research to revision. Now you and I can peek at his back story. Link:

chathamstandup: (CW for slur) Also them: “Your Muslim n***** friend Obama,” when asked who owns the land where they were raising a confed flag across from an historically Black school whose namesake—George Moses Horton—was a poet who was enslaved but taught himself to read.

ENewcity: George Moses Horton, historic poet laureate of Chatham Co, NC. One of few to publish while still enslaved. “Like heart-loving brothers we meet, And still the loud thunders of strife, The blaze of fraternity kindles most sweet, There’s nothing more pleasing in life.”

thomas_j11: George Moses Horton Middle School is named for a slave poet and filled with 10-13 year olds. These people are despicable and should be literally driven out of town.

m1523751: Today, the population of [Horton Middle School] is diverse and changing as the area changes." Poetry link for Mr Horton

GitaMadhu: The Fearful Traveller In The Haunted Castle - George Moses Horton "Oft do I hear those windows ope And shut with dread surprise, And spirits murmur as they grope, But break not on the eyes. " Read:

chathamstandup: On Liberty and Slavery BY GEORGE MOSES HORTON Alas! and am I born for this, To wear this slavish chain? Deprived of all created bliss, Through hardship, toil and pain! 1/6

GitaMadhu: The Fearful Traveller in the Haunted Castle, by George Moses Horton

LiteraryRob: How oft this tantalizing blaze Has led me through deception's maze... George Moses Horton's poem "Slavery," published July 18, 1828, while he was enslaved in North Carolina --

jfoster58: Literary footnote: Published this day in 1828 the poem "Slavery" by George Moses Horton

jfoster58: "Is it because my skin is black, That thou should'st be so dull and slack, And scorn to set me free? Then let me hasten to the grave, The only refuge for the slave, Who mourns for liberty."--George Moses Horton

ForEverythingNC: On July 2, 1829, Raleigh printer Joseph Gales published George Moses Horton’s The Hope of Liberty, the first book by an African American in the South.

thpoole: “George Moses Horton: Slave Poet from North Carolina ...well known to students at the University of North Carolina for his poetic skills. By selling love poems to students for their sweethearts, Horton earned money to help purchase his freedom”

jstimmins: Add Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton to this list of resources for teaching slavery appropriately, found at Teaching Tolerance

ourchatham: “I can tell you right now there are no winners in this,” Pam Smith says. She calls for compromise and an embrace of changes. She proposes a statue of George Moses Horton, a black poet.

ourchatham: “I can tell you right now there are no winners in this,” Pam Smith says. She calls for compromise and embrace of changes. Wants a statue of George Moses Horton, a black poet.

CamillaDowns: December 8 2018: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton - Poet A wonderful story about a determined man in the...

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tarheel_kim: After a text talk, 4th graders create biography pyramids to capture George Moses Horton's challenges and triumphs....

Le_Dreamer: "But let each bitter have its sweet, No change of nature is in vain; 'Tis just alternate cold and heat, For time...

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