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January 4

Theodore Parker1846Theodore Parker was installed in Boston as a Unitarian minister. A friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson, he preached to crowds of up to 3,000 in Boston. He defied the Fugitive Slave Act by taking escaped slaves into his home. He wrote sermons with a loaded gun on his desk. Read more about Theodore Parker.

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May, Joseph (1836-1918)

Joseph May was the son of Samuel Joseph May and Lucretia Flagge Coffin. His paternal grandfather ... Read More
Ovington at 28

Ovington, Mary White (1865-1951)

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George Huntston Williams

Williams, George Huntston (1914-2000)

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Dorothea Dix

Dix, Dorothea (1802-1887)

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