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January 15

Fanny Kemble

1893 – Fanny Kemble, famous English actress turned American abolitionist, died. She was heavily influenced by Unitarians William Ellery Channing and Lydia Maria Child. After marrying a Philadelphia gentleman who owned plantations and slaves in Georgia, she was appalled at slavery, divorced her husband, and joined the abolition movement, publishing her Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation. Read more about Fanny Kemble.

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