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Emancipation

Posted by Pete on Jan 1st 2021

Today in 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed emancipation. First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln, painted by Francis Carpenter in 1864 "All persons held as slaves within … read more

The Poetry of Freedom

Posted by Pete on Sep 24th 2020

Frances Harper, the unofficial poet laureate of abolition, was born today in 1825. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1825-1911 (Source: Library of Congress) Make me a grave where’er you will … read more

A Feeling Of Hope

Posted by Pete on May 9th 2020

The radical abolitionist, John Brown, was born 220 years ago today. The execution of John Brown (Image: The New York Public Library) Made famous by his leadership of the fateful raid o … read more