Portrait of Yarrow Mamout (Muhammad Yaro), 1819 by Charles Willson Peale
|Died||January 19, 1823|
Yarrow Mamout (c. 1736 – January 19, 1823)  was a former slave, entrepreneur, and property owner in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Mamout has been described as a brickmaker, a jack of all trades, a charcoal maker, a ship loader, and a basket weaver.
Mamout was enslaved and taken to Annapolis from Guinea in 1752. He was originally from West Africa of the Fulani people and spoke the Fula language and rudimentary English. Because he could read and write in Arabic and could also write his name in English, historians believe he came from a wealthy Muslim family.
After 44 years of being slave, Mamout gained freedom at the age of 60.
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