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December 22

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

1823 – Thomas Wentworth Higginson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served as a Unitarian minister in Newburyport, Massachusetts and the free church in Worcester, Massachusetts, but left ministry to devote himself full time to the abolition of slavery. He led a raid on the Boston Court House to free fugitive slave Anthony Burns and became a supporter of John Brown. After the Civil War, he took up the cause of women’s rights. He also corresponded with and edited the works of Emily Dickinson. Read more about Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

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