1818 – She was born on the 13th day of August this year on her family’s Massachusetts farm near West Brookfield. She was the eighth of nine children, and as she grew up, she watched as her father ruled the household and his wife by "divine right." Disturbed when her mother had to beg her ..
US abolitionist and libertarian political p..
1797 – Gerrit Smith, born on the 6th of March in Utica, Oneida County, New York. He was a leading United States social reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist. 1818 – After graduating at Hamilton College, he assumed the management of the vast estate of his father, Peter Smith, long a partner of John Jacob Astor, ..
1735 – Born in Durham on the 10th of November. 1758 – Was educated at Durham School, he was then apprenticed to a London draper, but obtained employment in the government ordnance department. 1767 – He had become involved in litigation with the owner of an enslaved African called Jonathan Strong, in which it was ..
1652 – Born at Hampshire, England on the 28th of March. 1661 – He emigrated from England to the Massachusetts colony. 1692 – He also entered local politics, and was elevated to the judiciary that judged the people in Salem accused of witchcraft. 1730 – Died in Boston, Massachusetts on the 1st o..
1804 – Schoelcher was born in Paris. 1829-1830 – He was sent to visit America. 1833-1847 – He was responsible for the publication of many articles regarding slavery and in which he focused on positive aspects of abolishing slavery. 1848 – He became the president of the commission for the abolition of slavery and on ..
1745 – Benjamin Rush was born to John and Susanna Harvey Rush on December 24th in Byberry, near Philadelphia. 1760 – He went on to study at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) and received his bachelor’s degree from that institution. 1761-1766 – Upon returning to Philadelphia, Rush studied medicine under Dr. John Redman, ..
1811 – Born on November 29th in Boston, Massachusetts. An abolitionist crusader whose oratorical eloquence helped fire the antislavery cause during the period leading up to the American Civil War. 1837 – Phillip’s reputation as an orator was established at Faneuil Hall, Boston. 1861-1865 – During the Civil War, he assailed President Abraham Lincoln’s reluctance ..
US Republican politician member of Ohio senate 1899-1903 lieutenant governor of Ohio 1903-1905 delivered presidential nominating speech for William Howard Taft 1912 Senator from Ohio 1915-1921 delivered keynote address at Republican National Convention 1916 29th president of US 1921-1923 established Bureau of the Budget 1921 pardoned Eugene ..
US Quaker abolitionist and feminist wrote feminist tract "The Condition of Women" 1838, with Angelina Grimke co-wrote abolitionist tract "American Slavery as it is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses" 1838 sister of Angel..