Frank Webb (1828 - 1894)
Francis Johnson Webb (March 21, 1828 – c. 1894) was an American novelist, poet, and essayist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His novel, The Garies and Their Friends (1857), was the first novel by an Indian-African American to be published, and the first to portray the daily lives of free blacks in the North. He was the husband of Mary E. Webb, an American actress and orator, and a protégée of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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