About the Author


Peggy U. Plet is a freelance researcher and writer. She shares the same country of birth with Jan Earnst Matzeliger, as well as the immigrant experience. At age thirteen she immigrated to the Netherlands, where she studied at Utrecht University. She has researched slavery and Afro-Surinamese Women’s History for over two decades. Currently, she lives with her family in Ontario, Canada.

Jan Earnst Matzeliger