"He captured Harper’s Ferry, with his nineteen men so few,
And frightened "Old Virginny" till she trembled through and through;
They hung him for a traitor, themselves the traitor crew,
But his soul is marching on."
-John Brown's Body by William W. Patton
On this day in 1859, John brown surrendered inside of the
engine house (later known as John Brown's Fort). Early in the morning of the third day of the raid, the engine house was surrounded by a company of U.S. Marines under the command of Colonel Robert E. Lee of the United States Army. Army First Lieutenant J.E.B. Stuart approached under a white flag and told John Brown and his men that if they surrendered, their lives would be spared. Brown responded, "No, I prefer to die here." The Marines broke down the engine room door and Lieutenant Israel Greene cornered Brown and struck him several times in the head. Within three minutes, Brown and the survivors were captives and John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was over.
Pictured is a memorial slab dedicated to John Brown and his raiders outside of John Brown's fort in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
WE MADE IT!!! Great job cyclists and support crew for your continued endurance to fight against sex trafficking in Korea. 👍👍👍
Thank you for all family and friends who came to welcome the teams and cheer them on as they ride 5 more meters to their destination. 😏
It was a touching moment. Absolutely. 😉
We will continue to pray for peace and unity within the nation. For God's grace to be upon this nation and heal those who are wounded and guide those who are astray. 🙏
Il faut que je vous parle de cet album d'Eddy Kaiser + Müe (je ne sais pas pourquoi je ne l'ai pas encore fait ici). #UnspokenTales est donc dispo depuis dimanche et c'est un vrai bijou, c'est aussi l'aboutissement d'un projet réalisé dans le cadre du #vgcamp .
Il parle de l'exploitation animale et est à pleurer de beauté ♥️
Je me sens tellement privilégiée d'avoir fait partie de la poignée de personnes à avoir vu son évolution, de l'écriture des textes au résultat final et d'avoir pu donner mon avis au fur et à mesure (même si ma contribution se limitait principalement à "c'est magnifique" à chaque étape de chaque morceau 😅). Vous pouvez le découvrir gratuitement (limité à 10 écoutes) et le télécharger sur Bandcamp : le lien est sur l'image ou directement dans la bio de mon Didou @eddykaiser (allez voir ce qu'il fait je vous promets que vous ne le regretterez pas !).
Ah, aussi : @pipouprune prête sa jolie voix pour Don't let me down, la superbe pochette que vous voyez là est l'œuvre de Loreleï @taisezmoi, et enfin les textes de Darkness & Pain et Wolf Lullaby (absolument sublimes, comme tout sur cet album au cas où ce n'était pas assez clair) ont été écrits par Tasha @natashahell ♥️
The beautiful staircase in the house where abolitionist William Wilberforce was born (in Hull). Elsewhere in the museum incredibly intrusive modern displays have ruined the early interiors of this special house. Wilberforce led the campaign against slavery when he was based in London, a member of the 'Clapham sect'.
Tomorrow we'll be traveling with @abolitionist_theencounter to D.C. ! They'll be showing their recent short film, Abolitionist! This is such a timely moment considering the current racial climate in our nation. This film is on truth, reconciliation and the mandate to face all injustice with a pure heart. Any of our followers in the D.C. area??? We would love to see you all! Come out! We're trying to connect 🌍 #DMV#DC#abolitionistmovement#Abolitionist
This book is definitely a must read for all the ethical vegans out there. (the Abolitionist approach)
Veganism is a revolution of the heart❤ "Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans."
Anna Murray Douglass was instrumental in #FrederickDouglass ' escape from slavery. She was an accomplished seamstress and sewed a sailors uniform that he used as a disguise on the train to freedom. She also managed to borrow sailors papers from a free black seaman that he used as identification on said train. Frederick Douglass was the most photographed person of his time. You will note that in every photo, he is impeccably dressed. His seamstress wife made all of his suits. Prior to that, most depictions of former slaves were much more humble. His wife recognized the importance of presenting him in attire that showed him to be on equal footing with the most distinguished white man. As Douglass became more famous, people encouraged him to get a more educated wife. Someone on his "level". Douglass refused and the two remained a strong team in the fight for abolition until her death. Douglass kept photos of his beloved Anna in his home throughout his life, even when he remarried. Photo via @moorinformation info via@theblackparistour #blackhistory#blackhistoryfact#history#herstory#abolition#abolitionist#abolitionistmovement#baltimorehistory#seamstress#seamstresslife#tailor#tailoring#tailored#mastertailor#clothingdesign#clothingdesigner
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
― William Wilberforce
Letter From the Founder: ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️
"Today is going to be an important day in history. Not for observation, but rather, a day of significance for me. It's the day I decided to join the modern day abolitionist movement. For years I have questioned as to how such atrocities can exist in such an evolved world. There is darkness that abounds, which reflects the depravity of man and there is a hidden enemy hurting humanity. However, in the midst of this broken injustice, I’ve also witnessed heroes rise to slay the dragon... ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️
There are individuals from all locations, of all circumstances, with names that no one has ever heard of, and this platform is dedicated to telling the stories of who they are. My desire is to join this movement by helping to raise awareness of human trafficking, challenge the way we think as a society, unite masses and tell the stories of the once victimized, as well as the courageous individuals that will inspire action and hope. And maybe, this bitter earth may not be so bitter after all. Because where there is darkness, there is light and light shines brighter and more boldly. ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️
To you who was once a victim and now pleads on behalf of the many encamped in slavery, to you who answered the call to join the fight, to you who is banging on the doors of government and demanding to break the 30 million chains, your heroism has my attention and your sacrifice deserves my support."
Read more at whotheyare.com
"Pursuing and endorsing animal welfare reform is inherently unjust. Who are we to endorse certain levels of suffering as acceptable to be inflicted on another sentient being? When advocating for nonhuman animals, the minimum position must be for NO exploitation; the minimum position must be veganism." 🙏
We need a new abolitionist movement, a new Underground Railroad for people incarcerated for the unjust reasons and the hypocritical laws of this nation. Too many children are having their fathers taken away from them because of the economic violence and deprivation that leads young men to a life a crime. We need radical change to the way justice works. For more on prison abolition here are some zines to read.
3 Positions against prisons: https://www.sproutdistro.com/catalog/zines/prisons/3-positions-prison/ "What about the rapists" anarchists responses to crime and justice: http://www.prisonabolition.org/new-zine-rapists-anarchist-approaches-crime-justice/
Found class photograph taken in 1939 at Manhattanville Junior High School, aka Public School No. 43, on the northwest corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 129th Street. This school had its beginnings on the very same site in 1827, when town stakeholders established it as the Manhattanville Free School. Its original trustees included John Barrow, a Quaker shipbuilder whose wife Rebecca and himself had actively lobbied towards New York's effective legislation to abolish slavery in the state that same year. Other trustees were David C. Colden (son of the city's former mayor Cadwallader D. Colden), who became the key American host to first-time visitor Charles Dickens in 1842; and Jacob Schieffelin, Manhattanville's principal founder in 1806, whose burial vault can still be seen from the porch of the landmarked St. Mary's Episcopal Church a few yards from the school building. As well as for these P.S. 43 students posing here in 1939, the West Harlem school would also become the alma mater of legendary singer and social activist Harry Belafonte and writer Walter Dean Myers.
My people moved to Kingston, Indiana, from Germany via Cincinnati in 1849. They joined the Kingston Presbyterian Church, which was active in the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. My grandparents attended this church even though they lived several miles away in Greensburg. I went to many Easter sunrise services with them here when I was a little girl. I didn't know the history of the church then and only learned it about a decade ago when I was researching the Underground Railroad in Indiana. It's a beautiful building. Grandma and Grandpa Zeigler are buried in the cemetery on the other side of the country road that meanders in front of it. . .
#kingstonindiana#germanimmigrantsof19thcentury#abolitionistmovement#undergroundrailroad#zeiglers @azathfeld @simmondsz
Came out from hiding for a trip to the reopened National Gallery. I consider a good 10 minutes staring at my favorite painting a form of medicine. The Opening of the Sixth Seal – stunning shadow and light, anti slavery imagery ... and the scars of damage done to it because some people were really offended by the idea that slavery is wrong #art#dublin#nationalgallery#abolitionistmovement#irishart#bristolschool
✨✨✨The 1st known slave narrative documenting the horrors of the #MiddlePassage was written in 1789 by #OlaudahEquiano , also known as #GustavusVassa . “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa The African", highlights Equiano’s story: Born among the #Ibo * people in #Benin , Equiano was the youngest son of a village leader whose footsteps he was to follow until he was kidnapped & sold to #SlaveTraders . Equiano was transported with 244 other slaves onto a slave ship set for Barbados. His narrative describes the slaves’ hold on the Middle Passage as the "shrieks of the women," the "groans of the dying," the floggings, the wish to commit suicide, how those who somehow managed to drown themselves were envied”. Equiano eventually ended up in Virginia where he was sold and eventually purchased (SMH) by #MichaelHenryPascal , a lieutenant in the #RoyalNavy . With Pascal, Equiano “would move to England, educate himself, & travel the world on ships under Pascal's command”. After changing owners two more times, Equiano was able to buy his freedom with the money he earned from trading. Once, as a freeman loading a ship in Georgia, he was almost kidnaped again & sold back into slavery. Equiano became active in the #AbolitionistMovement to end the slave trade. “He lectured against the cruelty of British slave-owners. He spoke out against the English slave trade. He worked to resettle freed slaves.” It was through this work that he found encouragement to write & publish his story. By 1792, Equiano’s narrative was a best seller, with reviewers stating that “his book vividly demonstrated the full & complex humanity of Africans as much as the inhumanity of slavery.”(because actually seeing slavery wasn’t enough *insert deep eye roll*) Equiano died in 1797 at the age of 51. His narrative can be found in the comments section below. *Some historians dispute whether Equiano was born in Africa or South Carolina.It doesn’t matter because the truth is:a boy stolen, forced into slavery, purchased his freedom, & help others like him. The story needed to be told! #Salute ! We will continue to share with the masses so that your legacy is never forgotten!
This is the last paragraph of Benjamin Franklin's petition to the First Congress denouncing the hypocrisy of slavery. So I've always thought that the #FoundingFathers were super hypocritical for espousing "liberty", yet many, if not most of them owned slaves. What isn't often mentioned is that Benjamin Franklin became an #abolitionist toward the end of his life. It should still be noted that he did at one point partake in and profited from this unforgivable institution because he himself owned and sold many slaves. He also refused to debate the issue of #slavery at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 which is egregious. #BenjaminFranklin became the president of an Abolitionist group and later petitioned the First Congress in the same year that he died (1790), asking for them to address the issue of slavery. Of course they didn't because there were still many members of Congress that were pro-slavery and the Constitution said that the issue of slavery wouldn't be addressed until 1808. Benjamin Franklin's last paragraph of his petition is especially amazing when you take into account that the #AbolitionistMovement didn't really pick up steam until 50-60 years after he died.