Richard Sharp was once described as being possibly the most popular man living in Regency London. He rose from the ranks of being a humble hatter to becoming a prosperous merchant, poet, critic and a ‘force for change’. He achieved dizzying success in numerous areas of his life and counted among his personal friends most ..
1795 – Born in Dundee, Scotland; the birth of a social reformer 1818-1820 – toured the United States with her sister 1824 – settled in the United States promoting nonviolent emancipation 1829-1830 – coedited the Free Enquirer – advocated for free love, birth control, women’s rights. and free public education – freed ..
1720 – John Woolman, born on the 19th of October in Ancocas, New Jersey. He was an itinerant Quaker preacher, traveling throughout the American colonies, advocating against conscription, military taxation, and particularly slavery. 1741 – When he was 21 he went to Mount Holly, where he was a clerk in a store, opened a school ..
1759 – He was born on the 24th day of August this year in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. 1780 – Wilberforce decided to seek election to Parliament and stood in the General Election of this year. At the age of twenty-one, he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Hull. 1781 – He ..
1832 – Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, born on the 26th of November in Oswego, New York. She was a feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war, surgeon, and the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor. 1855 – She taught school as a young woman to earn enough money to pay her way ..
1820 – Harriet Ross was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was of purely African ancestry and was born into slavery. She was raised under harsh conditions, and subjected to whippings even as a small child. 1832 – She attempted to save a fellow slave from punishment but was struck in the head with a ..
1797 – Sojourner Truth, was the self-given name, from 1843, of Isabella Baumfree, an American abolitionist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York. Sojourner Truth was a nineteenth-century African American evangelist who embraced abolitionism and women’s rights. A charismatic speaker, she became one of the best-known abolitionists of her day. 1828 – She ..
1811 – Born on the 6th of January in Boston. 1833 – Graduate of Harvard Law School. 1852 – His long service as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, however, that he exercised his major influence on history. 1856 – On the 19th and 20th of May, he denounced the “Crime against Kansas” as “in every ..