A new Spielberg film lionises him for freeing the slaves. But American historians are now asking a shocking question: Was Lincoln racist?
Abraham Lincoln (direita) lendo a Bíblia Sagrada com o ex-escravo e abolicionista Sojoumer Truth. A PALAVRA DE DEUS, MOTIVO NÚMERO UM, DO GRANDE CRESCIMENTO DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DA AMÉRICA, E DO ÓDIO DOS COMUNISTAS ATEÍSTAS, QUE BUSCAM-NA DESTRUIR.
100 years before Rosa Parks there was Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911). She was an abolitionist, poet and author. Born free in Baltimore, she had a prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at age 20 and her first novel, the widely praised Iola Leroy, at age 67. In 1850, she became the first woman to teach sewing at the Union Seminary. In 1851, she helped blacks along the Underground Railroad on their way to Canada, running from the Democrats’ Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
First Black women to vote in Ettrick, Virginia, 1920 These women, left to right, are Eva Conner, Evie Carpenter, Odelle Green, Virginia Mary Branch, Anna Lindsay, Edna Colson, Edwina Wright, Johnella Frazer, and Nannie Nichols,