lloyd garrison

In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky—her grand old woods—her fertile fields—her beautiful rivers— her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When I remember that all is cursed with the infernal spirit of slaveholding, robbery and wrong,— when I remember that with the waters of her noblest rivers, the tears of my brethren are borne to the ocean, disregarded and forgotten, and that her most fertile fields drink daily of the warm blood of my outraged sisters, I am filled with unutterable loathing…
—  Frederick Douglass, letter to William Lloyd Garrison (1846)

The abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison used to publicly burn copies of the Constituion, denouncing it as a “pact with Satan”. Happy Constitution Day!

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Persecuted for Wearing the Beard,

Joseph Palmer was a farmer and War of 1812 veteran from Fitchburg, Massachusetts who in 1830 suffered much mistreatment and persecution for committing a terrible act, one that went against the very grain of early 19th century society. Joseph Palmer was one of those disgusting beard wearers. Palmer first grew his beard sometime in the 1820′s, however in the 18th and early 19th century beards weren’t very fashionable as men preferred to be clean shaven. When Palmer grew his beard he became the only bearded man in his town, and the townspeople were up in arms over his beard. They laughed, insulted, and jeered at him in the streets calling him “an old Jew”, children pelted him with stones. Women shrieked and men scorned at the sight of his facial hair. One townsperson upon seeing his beard exclaimed, “Palmer, why don’t you shave and not go around looking like the devil?” Palmer replied: “Mr. Trask, are you not mistaken in your comparison of personages? I have never seen a picture of the ruler of the sulfurous regions with much of a beard, but if I remember correctly, Jesus wore a beard not unlike mine.” The townspeople colluded, plotting to get rid of the beard once and for all.

One day in early May a gang of men attacked Palmer with scissors and razors, intent on cutting off and shaving clean Palmer’s precious whiskers. Palmer was able to fend off the attackers and escape, however despite the event happening in plain day for all to see, it was Palmer who would be in trouble with the law. Palmer was arrested and charged with unprovoked assault. He was found guilty, and ordered to pay a $10 fine, $40 in court fees, and a $700 bond. Palmer refused to pay a single penny asserting,“If I aint a safe person to have my Liberty I ought not to go out. And I am willing to stay in confinement til I am.” As a result, Joseph Palmer was sentenced to a year in prison.

During Palmer’s imprisonment he was treated harshly. He was often beaten by both his fellow inmates and the guards, who also tried to shave his beard. He was also starved and placed in solitary confinement for several months. Worse yet, despite only being sentenced to a year in prison, Palmer’s imprisonment continued up to 15 months, the local authorities simply just refused to let him go until he gave in and paid the fine or shaved his beard.  This eventually became an embarrassment as news of his incarceration spread, and it was quite clear that the punishment far outweighed the crime. It was also an embarrassment because ironically beards began to come back into fashion, and local men were growing their own beards.  The judge who had sentenced Palmer, David Brigham, finally convinced Palmer to pay the fine, but waved the court fees and bond. 

After his imprisonment Joseph Palmer became famous across the country for his story. He became an ardent abolitionist and spoke out in support of prison reform. He often hung out with famous contemporaries of his day such as Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, and William Lloyd Garrison. He died in 1872, his tombstone bearing the epitaph, “Persecuted for Wearing the Beard”.

Since I wasn’t quite sure exactly when the William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass feud began, I decided to start my research in December of 1853. From the digging I’ve done, I’ve learned that the feud began that August, and I fully intend on making more posts about this as I read through all the issues in those months.

From what I’ve been able to ascertain so far, Douglass and Garrison butted heads over the usefulness and legality of the Constitution, as well as Garrison’s often well meaning but still rather performative ally-ship. They parted ways, making some passive aggressive digs at each other, but then Garrison, who I have noticed often used the Liberator as his own burn book/callout blog, decided to take things a step further: He published rumors about Douglass cheating on his wife.

That’s when all hell broke loose, and factions within the abolitionist movement were forced to side with one or the other, or try to remain neutral. Douglass was essentially blacklisted, and this feud dragged on for months as his personal life was suddenly brought to the forefront and used against him. 

As I’ve said, I have a lot of backtracking to do in reading the paper, but the December 16th edition that I started on summed up aspects of the fight in the best way possible. Douglass and Garrison finally confront one another, and their banter is both entertaining and rather sad.

DOUGLASS

First we have Douglass basically referring to all Garrisonians as his frenemies, and then he adds this beautiful dig:

Douglass then calls out various newspapers that turned against him, and this response in particular is worthy of note:

“The Standard says, ‘He (Mr. Douglass) claims the right, in the face of Christs’s positive precepts, to kill his enemies.’

Now, really, if I claimed or exorcised any such right as this, among the first places where there would be danger to human life, would be the Standard office.

After this we get to the really good stuff- Douglass calling out Garrison’s privilege.

Then he has a bit of a misstep, accusing Charles L. Remond of marrying for social status and calling his friend William Cooper Nell “a pitiful tool” and a “hanger-on”, which Nell is none too pleased about.

And then, finally, my favorite part of Douglass’ letter is this:

“Whether ‘the curse of worldly ambition’ is on me or not, it is very evident ‘the curse’ of William Lloyd Garrison is upon me.”

GARRISON

Every point Douglass makes is fair and accurate, which naturally means Garrison has to make an ass of himself in response. I will give him this, though- he makes an ass out of himself with style.

He does make one or two good points, though.

1. Anna Douglass writes to him saying that there is no current unhappiness in her marriage due to another woman. Garrison responds by saying that this letter is not only vague, but that it artfully dodges his accusations that there was unhappiness in her marriage due to another woman.

2. He states that the jabs at Charles L. Remond and William Cooper Nell are petty and below the belt- which is 100% true.

Now for everything else! He tries to white-splain the abolitionist movement, which is just…. terrible to read. I personally feel the man who escaped slavery is more of an expert on it, Garrison, just saying.

Then there’s this:

Dude.

“Mr. Douglass now stands self-unmasked, his features flushed with passion, his air scornful and defiant, his language bitter as wormwood, his pen dipped in poison; as thoroughly changed in his spirit as was ever ‘arch-angel’ ruined,’ and as artful and unscrupulous a schismatic as has yet appeared in the abolition ranks.”

DUDE.

OCTOBER 28: Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (1842-1932)

The American orator and social activist, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, was born on this day in 1842. Today, she is most well-known as being the very first woman to ever give a political address before the United State Congress.

Anna photographed by Mathew Brady sometime between 1855 and 1865 (x).

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was born on October 28, 1842 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a family of Quakers. The members of her family were highly religious and staunchly abolitionist, instilling in her values of equality from an early age. The Dickinson family home was a stop on the Underground Railroad until her father died in 1844 and the family was thrust into hard financial times. Anna’s mother, Mary, opened a small school in their home and began taking in tenants in order to keep the family afloat. Anna herself was educated at Friends Select School and Westtown School.

Anna’s first article was published in William Lloyd Garrison’s famous abolitionist newspaper The Liberator when she was only 14-years-old. As a young adult, she found work as a copyist and then as a teacher. She was also among the United States Mint’s first woman employees. Her career as a lecturer came about from her active position in the Methodist Church, which she had converted to as an adult. In the 1860s, she began touring the country to give speeches on everything from abolition, to reconstruction, women’s rights, and temperance. She was often dubbed “The Girl Orator” or “the Civil War’s Joan of Arc.” An avid writer as well, she also wrote over 8 books and plays during her lifetime.  

After the Civil War, Anna’s career as public speaker continued to flourish. She became even more entrenched in politics and found friendships with the premier suffragists of the day such as Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. She never married and has been interpreted by several historians as having been a lesbian. Her particularly close friendship with Susan B. Anthony has come under speculation for its possibly romantic undertones; Anna’s nickname for Susan, as she addressed her in all their letters, was “Chickie Dickie.” Although the true identity of the other woman is unknown, Anna also had an undeniable romantic correspondence with a woman name Ida for a portion of her life.

After being wrongfully committed to an insane asylum by her sister, Anna filed and won a law suit against both her sister and the newspapers who published the story in 1898. In her later years, Anna lived with her lover Sallie Ackerly and Sallie’s husband George. She eventually passed away due to cerebral apoplexy on October 22, 1932. Her grave lies near Sallie Ackerly’s at Slate Hill Cemetery in Goshen, New York.

-LC

Mr. Townson's Top Thirty

Mr. Townson, the wonderful APUSH god who has a history of 100% pass rates, has given the gospel of APUSH to his people. Here are Townson’s top 30 things that will certainly be on the test (some of these are more than one thing, but they’re related topics), followed by his top picks for what the essays will be.

  1. Spanish, French, English Exploration and Settlement
  2. Bacon’s Rebellion
  3. Half-Way Covenant & First Great Awakening
  4. Proclamation of 1763
  5. Articles of Confederation & Shay’s Rebellion
  6. Compromises in the Constitution
  7. Washington’s Farewell Address
  8. Alexander Hamilton’s Financial Plan
  9. Marbury vs. Madison
  10. Missouri Compromise
  11. Nullification Crisis
  12. William Lloyd Garrison
  13. Manifest Destiny
  14. Compromise of 1850
  15. Kansas-Nebraska Act
  16. Radical Reconstruction
  17. The Gilded Age
  18. Populism
  19. Imperialism
  20. Progressivism
  21. The Lost Generation
  22. The New Deal & Court Packing
  23. The Cold War
  24. McCarthyism
  25. Conformity in the 1950s and Levittown, NJ
  26. Civil Rights Leaders
  27. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  28. Nixon Doctrine/Vietnamization
  29. Camp David Accords
  30. Reganomics

Townson’s Top Essay Picks

  • Early America (pre-American Revolution)
  • Progressivism
  • Imperialism
  • Jacksonian Democracy
  • Reconstruction

Exam tip: every year there is a question about African Americans or women.

There is 1 DBQ. Everyone does the same one of that. 

There are 4 choices for the FRQs. You write 2. You must write an essay from the first category, which is pre-1900, and you must write an essay from the second category, which will be from the 1900s or later.

It is YOUR job to research and know these topics, their related facts, and their implications. I’m not going to do that for you. It won’t help you in the long run. Study well, study strong. I’m probably going to keep posting a bunch of review questions on here. Look them over, but in general, STAY OFF OF TUMBLR! You should be studying.

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Born on this day…

James Forten: Black Abolitionist & Businessman

September 2, 1766 - March 4, 1842

Book:

A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten – Julie Winch

In A Gentleman of Color, Julie Winch provides a vividly written, full-length biography of James Forten, one of the most remarkable men in 19th-century America.

Forten was born in 1766 into a free black family. As a teenager he served in the Revolution and was captured by the British. Rejecting an attractive offer to change sides, he insisted he was a loyal American. By 1810 he was the leading sailmaker in Philadelphia, where he became well known as an innovative craftsman, a successful manager of black and white employees, and a shrewd businessman.

He emerged as a leader in Philadelphia’s black community and was active in a wide range of reform activities. He was especially prominent in national and international antislavery movements, served as vice-president of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and became close friends with William Lloyd Garrison, to whom he lent money to start up the Liberator.

Forten was also the founder of a remarkable dynasty. His children and his son-in-law were all active abolitionists and a granddaughter, Charlotte Forten, published a famous diary of her experiences teaching ex-slaves in South Carolina’s Sea Islands during the Civil War.

When James Forten died in 1842, five thousand mourners, black and white, turned out to honor a man who had earned the respect of society across the racial divide. This is the first serious biography of Forten, who stands beside Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the pantheon of African-Americans who fundamentally shaped American history.

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ninjago voltron au???????

Ninjago voltron au !!!!!!!!!

Im butching the lions colors and im sorry but they NEED to MATCH. The green lion is the head, white and blue are arms, red and black are legs

lloyds dad was on the kerberos mission and never came back. Lloyd enrolls in the garrison to try to find out more information and proceded to end up being part of a team with jay and kai. Kais the pilot, jay is the engineer, lloyd is communications

nya also goes to the garrison, and cole got Dropped Out. 

A pod crashes to earth and it has a message from the pilot of the kerberos mission. How do they know this? Uh well the team kinda. Stole it

Kai jay nya and lloyd hang out in coles house where he lives with his dad, who is sad his son doesnt want to be a dancer but is more sad he quit his dreams of space exploration, and they read the message

The message is basically “theres a magic robot lion thats part of something called voltron at these coordinates go get it”

Its the red lion and it turns out KAI IS AN AWFUL PILOT OH MY GOD WERE GONNA DIE

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Five You Should Know: Black Freedom Fighters

Sojourner Truth

Image: Unknown photographer, Sojourner Truth, 1864, albumen print, 3 ¼ × 2 ¼ in. (8.1 × 5.7 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Born Isabella Baumfree, Sojourner Truth was one of the most powerful African American women’s rights activists of her time. Incensed with a need for freedom, she escaped slavery before New York’s ban in 1827. A mother to four children, she escaped with her youngest and had to leave her other children behind. Upon learning that her son had been illegally sold south, she successfully campaigned for his return, the first time an African American woman had done so. William Lloyd Garrison published her memoirs in 1850 under the title, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave.

Read an excerpt from a speech given by Truth at the Women’s Rights Convention, 1851, in Akron, Ohio:

“I want to say a few words about this matter. I am a woman’s rights. I have as much muscle as any man, and can do as much work as any man. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I have heard much about the sexes being equal. I can carry as much as any man, and can eat as much too, if I can get it. I am as strong as any man that is now. As for intellect, all I can say is, if a woman have a pint, and a man a quart – why can’t she have her little pint full? You need not be afraid to give us our rights for fear we will take too much, – for we can’t take more than our pint’ll hold. The poor men seems to be all in confusion, and don’t know what to do. Why children, if you have woman’s rights, give it to her and you will feel better. “

William Still 

William Still was born free in 1821 and was known as the “Father of the Underground Railroad.”  Still helped over 800 people escape slavery and continue on the road to freedom. He also served as chairman of the Vigilance Committee for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. A meticulous recordkeeper, Still once discovered that he aided in the escape of his older brother who was left behind when his parents escaped their own bondage. Still worked with a team across New Jersey, New York, New England and Canada and even crossed paths with Harriet Tubman.

In 1872, Still published an account of his work on the Underground Railroad in The Underground Railroad Records. A leader in the community, Still also helped to establish an African American orphanage and open the first YMCA for blacks in Philadelphia.

Pauli Murray

Photo: Pauli Murray. Carolina Digital Library and Archives. “Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985.” 5 July 2007. Online image. UNC University Library. Accessed 8 April 2011.

Pauli Murray was a civil rights activist, lawyer and author who was ahead of her time. Known for her short haircut and tomboy style, Murray often passed as a teenage boy and openly flaunted her numerous relationships with women.

A staunch advocate for women’s rights, Murray coined the term “Jane Crow” in response to sex discrimination and criticized the lack of women leadership in the Civil Rights Movement. In 1966, she cofounded the National Organization for Women in a hope to pursue women’s rights.

Murray was also a lawyer active in efforts to end segregation — using her law school training to advocate for equal rights for African Americans. Her book, States’ Laws on Race and Color, was considered a bible for Civil Rights lawyers that examined and critiqued segregation laws. The book was referenced in arguments for Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the landmark SCOTUS case that ended school segregation.

In 1977 Murray became the first African American woman to become an Episcopal Priest. Her first autobiography was published posthumously in 1987 and later released as, Pauli Murray: the Autobiography of a Black Activist, Feminist, Lawyer, Priest and Poet.

Bayard Rustin

Image: Bayard Rustin (center) speaking with (left to right) Carolyn Carter, Cecil Carter, Kurt Levister, and Kathy Ross, before demonstration / World Telegram & Sun photo by Ed Ford. Library of Congress.

“When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.” - Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin was active in the struggle for human rights and economic justice in the United States and around the world for over fifty years. As an activist and political organizer, Rustin played an important role in propelling the civil rights movement forward and fought tirelessly for marginalized communities. He is perhaps best known for his work organizing the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

As an openly gay African American, Rustin stood at the intersection of several fights for equal rights. During the 1980s, Rustin spoke out publicly for gay rights and worked to bring the AIDS crisis to the attention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He also continued working for economic justice.

Rustin’s long-time partner, Walter Naegle, accepted Rustin’s posthumously-awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2013.

Angela Davis 

Born in Birmingham, Alabama,  Angela Yvonne Davis, grew up witnessing racial and social injustices firsthand in her neighborhood that was known as “Dynamite Hill” – for the frequency of Ku Klux Klan bombings. During college Davis became politically active and joined both the socialist party and Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

 In 1970 Davis was accused of being involved in a court room escape attempt by the Soledad Brothers. She went into hiding and was placed on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list until her capture in New York. As her trial approached, Davis' supporters started a successful #freeangela campaign and artists like  The Rolling Stones, John Lennon and Yoko Ono and German Franz Josef Degenhardt dedicated songs to Davis. She was acquitted of all charges in 1972 and went on to become a successful advocate for social change. 

Today, Davis remains an active and respected voice in the fight for civil and women’s rights, poverty issues and health care and prison reform. 

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Written by Lanae S., Social Media Specialist, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

racism is bad and doesn't affect white people negatively

@debunkingfeministbullshit your blog is racist and disgusting. if you think assuming white people’s racism is the end of the world: no one genuinely thinks white people are automatically racist. no one is thick-headed enough to think that babies are born with prejudice. thinking that babies differ in thought because of their race is incredibly outdated and has never been a theory used AGAINST white people. racism is a sociological issue. therefore, it needs a sociological definition, not a literal dictionary one. it’s just plain ignorant to act like a dictionary is going to help your cause here. in a sociological way, racism can only exist because one race is in a position of power. the racism is directed towards the ones they are oppressing. white people don’t necessarily have it easy, but they will never have a hard life BECAUSE of their race. because white people are, in fact, white, they are more likely to get a job, own property, be financially stable, have appropriate representation, etc. and less likely to get murdered, be assaulted, be fired, etc. if you don’t believe me, try google. just honestly google it. finally, let me just say that i am a white person who actually understands her privilege. poc don’t seem to be looking for apologies- they just want justice going forward from the injustice in literally everything i can think of from books and movies to fashion to prisons to police brutality.

If you think the definition of racism will help you, here’s thoughtco’s idea of why a SOCIOLOGICAL TERM’S SOCIOLOGICAL DEFINITION: “Racism refers to a variety of practices, beliefs, social relations, and phenomena that work to reproduce a racial hierarchy and social structure that yield superiority, power, and privilege for some, and discrimination and oppression for others. Racism takes representational, ideological, discursive, interactional, institutional, structural, and systemic forms. But despite its form, at its core, racism exists when ideas and assumptions about racial categories are used to justify and reproduce a racial hierarchy and racially structured society that unjustly limits access to resources, rights, and privileges on the basis of race.” The oppressed cannot oppress their oppressors. It’s not that difficult to understand. You will never experience a disadvantage in your life BECAUSE you are white. That’s not saying white people don’t have struggles (obviously they can), but they will never have those struggles from their race. You can’t claim that a black man just got into a college because of his race and then say it isn’t about race when a police man shoots him. You can’t twist scenarios to fit to your advantage. That’s complete hypocrisy.

If you think racism against black people doesn’t exist anymore: that’s really ridiculous. Dismantling racism has NEVER been linear. Jim Crow is proof of that. The US went from black governmental representatives to segregation. Also in the 70’s and 80’s, the government was way more harsh against crack cocaine users than powder cocaine users. Any guesses as to which race used which? The repercussions form that still stand today with the prisons systems that are INCREDIBLY imbalanced in terms of race. Just google the statistics. If you think that “all lives matter:” well, no shit, but you don’t really think that. if you did, you would use it to HELP minorities rather than to silence them so they’d listen to your problems (ones that don’t stem from oppression). It’s the same way the founding fathers said “all men were created equal” while still owning slaves. I know a POC/am dating a POC/have a POC friend so I can’t be prejudiced: first of all, can’t you just not be prejudiced on your own? Do you honestly have to use an excuse like that? Internalized racism definitely exists, by the way. Stop forcing POC to try and accept the systems that tear them down. I deserve an opinion: what the fuck? Do you not understand that some opinions are not up for subjectivity? Racism kills. “Being nice” and “respecting your opinion” is essentially allowing that murder to continue. That’s not a stretch at all. Racism affects POC in every aspect of life that i can think of. i do not have to be calm and i do not owe you or your “opinion” any respect. william lloyd garrison said “Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen—but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest—I will not equivocate—I will not excuse—I will not retreat a single inch—and I will be heard. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.“ Any questions? Google is free, by the way. I am a white person who understands my privilege, doesn’t understand how it feels to be a POC, and thus adjusts my beliefs to help them dismantle the systems I benefit from.
DBQ/FRQ First Aid (Precolonial to Imperialism)

Tomorrow, you will be taking the APUSH Advanced Placement Exam. Determining on what college you want to go to, at least a three is commonplace. I don’t know about you guys, but my biggest problem is going the length of an entire essay (for example if they want me to talk about Colonial Times through the Revolution, but they just write “1763-1781” I wouldn’t know what to write about). Furthermore, I’m going to list eras, what happening during them in chronological order and a very brief description of what they did. Keep in mind that many eras (such as the 1960’s) are important both in foreign policy and domestic affairs. I will divide them accordingly. The DBQ will not ask for specific years, but it’s better to have a general understanding of the era they are asking you about so you can throw in some “specific evidence” to get that 7-9 essay. This chart is also particularly helpful with the FRQ. Anyway, let’s begin.

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Nathaniel Jocelyn, Joseph Cinqué (1840)

Sengbe Pieh (c.1814 – c.1879), later known as Joseph Cinqué, was a West African man of the Mende people and was the most prominent defendant in the case United States v. The Amistad, in which it was found that he and 51 others had been victims of the illegal Atlantic slave trade.

Nathaniel Jocelyn painted portraits of Joseph Cinqué and of the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. He went on to found the National Bank Note Engraving Company. After Trumbull, he is represented by more portraits in the Yale collection than any other artist. In 1827 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1946.

I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth (1864). Albumen print carte-de-viste from the ICP’s Cowin Collection of African-American Vernacular Photography

Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), born Isabella Baumfree to a family of slaves in Ulster County, New York, escaped with her daughter in 1826, a year before New York state’s emancipation. After living in a commune, she converted to Christianity, changed her name in 1843, and became an itinerant preacher. The publication of the Narrative of Sojourner Truth, recorded in 1850 by her friend Olive Gilbert, and “Sojourner Truth: The Libyan Sibyl,” written by Harriet Beecher Stowe for the Atlantic Monthly in 1863, raised Truth’s national profile. She toured with abolitionists Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison and earned money from these speaking engagements as well as from the sale of images. As demonstrated by the inclusion of text on her cartes-de-visite, Truth actively controlled the dissemination of her image as a proper, educated, middle-class woman to support herself and her activist work. An ardent feminist, Truth often had herself represented proudly engaged in “women’s work,” such as knitting.

If you have been following me, you know that I am all about “live and let live,” or “variety is the spice of life.” You know that I love all peoples. But, sometimes we have fights. When I feel anger, I recognize it for what it is as a fear response. I ask, “What am I feeling; where is it coming from; and what am I going to do with it?” Right now, I fear for myself; my children; and all of you. I fear that you are all in danger from others and yourselves who think that their conduct; the rightness or wrongness of their ethics; their observable behavior is somehow a matter of subjective opinion. Like, the ethical differences between Marx and Trump are just subjective opinions. So, @gendernihilistanarchocommunist thinks I am being mean. And some of you may also. But, I will defend myself by quoting William Lloyd Garrison, because he said it perfectly, “I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! No! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen;—but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest—I will not equivocate—I will not excuse—I will not retreat a single inch—AND I WILL BE HEARD. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the resurrection of the dead.”

So, anyone who wants to tell me, or argue with me, or “block me because they are offended that I believe that it is alway objectively and secularly wrong to initiate rape, murder, theft, or assault on another, I will be your huckleberry, because that kind of thinking is what is fucking wrong with the world. DO you hear that @trashgender-neurotica, the rightness or wrongness of how others treat you is a matter of “subjective opinion.” Ethics are not objective, and NAP and UPB are “bad” because it sounds “ancapish.” Sorry, any ethical argument you have about the treatment of trans by society is “subjective” according to @genderBLHLA BLHA BHAL because I’m “blocked” now and the name doesn’t come up.

I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or to speak, or write, with moderation. … I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD.
—  William Lloyd Garrison

INSPIRE-M|E

Recognized as the first African and Native-American sculpture, Edmonia Lewis created history with her marble sculptures. Born in New York in 1844, she befriended abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison who would teach her sculpture. Lewis began by creating busts of Garrison and other abolitionist leaders. She experienced her first major success with a bust of Col. Robert Shaw in 1864. From that sculpture she was able to travel to Rome, Italy where she honed her skills in marble. Her work often centered around themes of her personal heritage, religion, or U.S history. Her pieces can be seen in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.