2Underground Railroad and Washington, D.C.
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1Jefferson Morley, Snow-Storm in August
slave those whowell as fought against slavery. here we have an early masthead of william lloyd garrison's the liberator and for a time he detected the sale of enslaved men, women and children on his masthead.
he hires a promising young man from boston named william lloyd garrison and he teaches him how to be a journalist and report about slavery. and in a great irony, he would go on to die in obscurity and william lloyd garrison would become one of the most influential journalists of the century he's a character in this book, too. another thing you probably think is the only important thing that francis scot key did is write the lyrics to the banner.angled wrong again. after he wrote the lyrics, he went on to a long and very interesting career in politics, which is completely unknown to most people. france sess scot key really was kind of a modern character. after he became famous for writing the stars spangled banner he did what people in washington usually do, he parlayed his fame into a luke rative law practice and then into political connections and then into a job. that was the km nation of his political career in 18 33 when he was appointed to be the district attorney for the city of washington. what he did in that time was ba. wrong i wouldn't say as significant as writing the star
whowell as fought against slavery. here we have an early masthead of william lloyd garrison's the liberator and for a time he detected the sale of enslaved men, women and children on his masthead. if you look to the left of the liberator, you will see a seal of enslaved people. how do you know it is in d.c.? if you look closely, there is the capitol dome and even a flag flying from the capitol dome. he believed that the district should be the first citizen dell to fall in the struggle against slavery -- the first citizen adel -- the first citize to fall in the shoretel against slavery. emily edson briggs from the washington times, february ninth, 1902, it was through mr. lincoln that my husband and i came to washington. with his kind thoughtfulness, the president offered him a position as financial clerk at the house of representatives. the day after our arrival, my husband and i went on a sightseeing tour and ultimately arrived at the spot near the present location of the peace monument. while enjoying the splendid view i heard the tramp of marching men coming down capitol hill a
william lloyd garrison people that had fought her husband during the period leading up to the war but she had, because of her experience during the war felt that she could come forward and be someone herself and use her own voice to promote a cause which had not occurred to her before the war. farina davis after jefferson davis died a long drawnout typical situation where he had been in jail accused of being one of the linking conspirators and she worked to get them out of jail. that's another thing these women showed up in the white house all the time. they would just go marching into the white house and tell off the president whoever he was. i am so jealous, i can't tell you. [laughter] .. make his wife go away. now mainly she wanted the money, she wanted to make a living but she wanted the freedom. there is a big scandal of the first lady of the confederacy was moving to new york. she had always been a little too all of the complexity and for a perfect southern belle. so she wrote wrote to her daughter and said, i am free and 62 i'm going to move wherever i want to. so while she wa
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