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Abolitionist broadside

1859-12-01

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Abolitionist broadside endorsed "Distributed in the streets of Boston Thursday evening Dec.1, 1859, the day before the execution of John Brown." Bold text reads: "Let their epitaphs remain unwritten until the not distant day when no slave shall clank his chains in the shades of Monticello or by the graves of Mount Vernon." Brown was hanged on Dec. 2, 1859.

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  • Title: Abolitionist broadside
  • Date Created: 1859-12-01
  • Provenance: GLC09332
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