Julia Ward Howe -wrote the words to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" .She was inspired by her abolitionist work . The song was popular in the union during the civil war. After being widowed she worked tirelessly for womens sufferage.
Sad ~ A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, My husband's late mother actually had this happen in the depression. She and her brother ended up in an orphanage. It is so sad!
Former domestic slave reunited with mother in Taiwan
"Lake Volta, Ghana: Child workers usually work from 1 a. on cold, windy nights to reel in nets weighing as much as pounds when they are full of fish. I didn't meet one child who didn't know another who had drowned.
Portraits of freed slaves to mark the anniversary of abolition
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South