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Frances Harper and 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 In a … read more

A Feeling Of Hope: The Legacy of John Brown

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 ra … read more

Maya Angelou: A Global Citizen

Posted by Pete on May 28th 2019

Angelou is one of the artistic legends of American civil rights activism. Her international legacy is equally important. During 300 years of the Atlantic Slave Trade, more than 12 million huma … read more