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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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John Cordner

Cordner, John (1816-1894)

John Cordner was of Scotch-Irish parentage, and was born in Newry, near Belfast, Ireland, July 3, ... Read More
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody

Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer (1804-1894)

Greatly esteemed in the 1800s as part of the intellectual elite in Boston—a member of the ... Read More
Henry J. Cadbury

Cadbury, Henry J. (1883-1974)

Chairman of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) of Philadelphia and distinguished New Testament scholar at ... Read More
Stephen Breyer

Stephen Breyer

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