Whittier & Garrison & Anti-Slavery

26 November 2014, 01:03

W.L. Garrison Join us on Sunday afternoon November 30 at 2:00 pm as Dianne Cole, an expert on John Greenleaf Whittier, informs us about the lifelong anti-slavery involvement of the poet Whittier (of Haverhill and Amesbury) and the journalist William Lloyd Garrison (of Newburyport), in the years 1829 to 1892.

Garrison did not mince words. His statue on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston bears this declaration: “I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch. And I will be heard.”

Whittier is claimed by the Unitarians, but most sources call him a Quaker.

It will be a stimulating afternoon at the bookstore. There will be cider and cookies, and 10% off all the books.