Anti-slavery alphabet

Anti-slavery alphabet

While the fight against slavery in the United States waged on, more than a decade before culminating with the Emancipation Proclamation, abolitionist sisters Hannah and Mary Townsend decided to take their efforts in a new direction. Instead of only aiming their anti-slavery rhetoric at the offending adults, they opted to reach out to the next generation through basic education.
The result was a pamphlet entitled “The Anti-slavery Alphabet,” published in 1846 and preserved now by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History…


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