From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Jackson, Andrew

(born: 1814) 

Andrew Jackson was born in Bowling Green, KY. He narrated to a friend the story of the 26 years he spent enslaveed. In the published biography that came of this narration, Jackson recounts his failed attempt to escape and the cruelty he suffered and witnessed before his eventual successful escape. He spoke out on a public lecture tour about his enslavement. For more see Narrative and Writings of Andrew Jackson, of Kentucky: Containing an Account...Written by a Friend [available online at UNC Documenting the American South website].


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“Jackson, Andrew,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 25, 2024,

Last modified: 2023-11-12 20:19:37