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Boyd, Francis A.

(born: 1844  -  died: 1872) 

Francis A. Boyd was born in Lexington, KY, to Nancy and Samuel Boyd, free African Americans. Reverend Francis Boyd was author of Columbiana: or, The North Star, Complete in One Volume (Chicago: Steam Job and Book Printing House of G. Hand, 1870). His biography and criticism can be found in Early Black American Poets, pp. 76-77. For more see Black American Writers Past and Present: a biographical and bibliographical dictionary, by Rush, Myers, & Arta.


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NKAA Source: Columbiana: or, The North Star, complete in one volume
NKAA Source: Early black American poets; selections with biographical and critical introductions
NKAA Source: Black American writers past and present: a biographical and bibliographical dictionary

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