David Bryant Fulton (1863-1941) was an African American journalist and writer who also wrote as Jack Thorne. He was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he attended school. In 1887, he moved to New York, finding employment as a porter with the Pullman Palace Car Company. He began his writing career as a correspondent to the Wilmington Record, an African American newspaper. In 1892, he published Recollections of a Sleeping Car Porter, in which he used his pen name Jack Thorne for the first time. His other works include: Hanover; or, The Persecution of the Lowly (1900), Eagle Clippings (1907) and Plea for Social Justice for the Negro Woman (1912).