March 3, 2018 Southern Abolitionists Will Be Celebrated in Gettysburg

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Al Mackey alerted me to this:

The second annual Abolitionists Day will be held Saturday, March 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the GAR Hall at 53 E. Middle Street in Gettysburg, Pa The free event honors and portrays the brave men and women who risked their lives and fortunes to destroy slavery.

This year the program focuses on southern abolitionists. Their efforts are an important part of southern heritage. Abolitionists day is held the same day as the Sons of Confederate Veterans holds its Confederate Flag Day across the country. The intent of Abolitionists day is to draw the distinction between a symbol of slavery and disunion, and the people who fought for freedom. Abolitionists Day is sponsored by the Adams County Human Relations Council, the Thaddeus Stevens Society, and Gettysburg Friends Meeting (Quakers).

Dearest Home, a civil war era band, will be performing abolitionists songs during the event. Light refreshments will be served.

The southern abolitionists to be portrayed are Frederick Douglass, Levi Coffin, Cassius Clay, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Van Lew, Peter Roane and Mary Bowser.

Douglass, one of the most famous abolitionists, was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and escaped to the north in 1838. He was a renowned speaker against slavery, wrote a bestselling book about his life, was a newspaper publisher and held several government positions.

Levi Coffin, also known as the president of the Underground Railroad, was born in North Carolina, but moved to Indiana because of the tightening grip of slavery. He helped more than 3,000 people escape slavery over 30 years. Cassius Clay was part of a prominent slaveholding family in Kentucky who was converted to abolitionism and fought his foes with speeches, a newspaper, Bowie knives and guns.

Angelina Grimke, born in Charleston, South Carolina, was an outspoken advocate for abolition and helped lead the effort to adopt the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery. Harriet Jacobs escaped from slavery in North Carolina and became a major speaker and writer about the evils of slavery. Elizabeth Van Lew of Virginia was an abolitionist who built an extensive spy ring in Richmond during the Civil War. Peter Roane was among members of the Underground who freed Union soldiers from Richmond prisons, conducted escaped slaves to safety, and later worked with Van Lew in the Richmond Post Office. Mary Bowser was an educated freedwoman who spied on the Confederate White house and through Van Lew sent essential information to General Grant while working as a supposedly uneducated slave.

For more information about Abolitionists Day, please call 717-334-1912 or email [email protected]
 

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Al Mackey alerted me to this:

The second annual Abolitionists Day will be held Saturday, March 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the GAR Hall at 53 E. Middle Street in Gettysburg, Pa The free event honors and portrays the brave men and women who risked their lives and fortunes to destroy slavery.

This year the program focuses on southern abolitionists. Their efforts are an important part of southern heritage. Abolitionists day is held the same day as the Sons of Confederate Veterans holds its Confederate Flag Day across the country. The intent of Abolitionists day is to draw the distinction between a symbol of slavery and disunion, and the people who fought for freedom. Abolitionists Day is sponsored by the Adams County Human Relations Council, the Thaddeus Stevens Society, and Gettysburg Friends Meeting (Quakers).

Dearest Home, a civil war era band, will be performing abolitionists songs during the event. Light refreshments will be served.

The southern abolitionists to be portrayed are Frederick Douglass, Levi Coffin, Cassius Clay, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Van Lew, Peter Roane and Mary Bowser.

Douglass, one of the most famous abolitionists, was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and escaped to the north in 1838. He was a renowned speaker against slavery, wrote a bestselling book about his life, was a newspaper publisher and held several government positions.

Levi Coffin, also known as the president of the Underground Railroad, was born in North Carolina, but moved to Indiana because of the tightening grip of slavery. He helped more than 3,000 people escape slavery over 30 years. Cassius Clay was part of a prominent slaveholding family in Kentucky who was converted to abolitionism and fought his foes with speeches, a newspaper, Bowie knives and guns.

Angelina Grimke, born in Charleston, South Carolina, was an outspoken advocate for abolition and helped lead the effort to adopt the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery. Harriet Jacobs escaped from slavery in North Carolina and became a major speaker and writer about the evils of slavery. Elizabeth Van Lew of Virginia was an abolitionist who built an extensive spy ring in Richmond during the Civil War. Peter Roane was among members of the Underground who freed Union soldiers from Richmond prisons, conducted escaped slaves to safety, and later worked with Van Lew in the Richmond Post Office. Mary Bowser was an educated freedwoman who spied on the Confederate White house and through Van Lew sent essential information to General Grant while working as a supposedly uneducated slave.

For more information about Abolitionists Day, please call 717-334-1912 or email [email protected]
I may skip the lecture to attend this. I haven't decided yet.
 
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