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DORR, DAVID - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

DORR, DAVID, was the author of the first book known to be published by an African American in Cleveland. His travelogue, The Colored Man around the World, was published in 1858. Dorr traveled to Europe, North Africa, and Asia as a slave. He escaped after his arrival back in the U.S. when the freedom he had been promised by his master was denied. The diary of his experiences during this journey formed the content of the book. Little more is known of Dorr except that he served as a soldier in the 7TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT during the CIVIL WAR.

Last Modified: 16 Mar 1998 10:37:02 AM

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