The Women Who Gave Us Christmas
Exposing America's Greatest Crime
Katz, William Lorenhttp://www.counterpunch.org/katz12242010.html
Date Written: 24/12/2010
Year Published: 2010
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12366
In 1834, African American and white men and women members of William Lloyd Garrisons newly formed Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society saw Christmas as an opportunity to expose a hypocritical republic that proclaimed liberty yet held millions of African men, women and children captive as slaves. Women assumed the lead, boldly defying a society that denied them a public voice or political opinions. To finance the abolition cause, these women organized Christmas bazaars that sold donated gifts, and trumpeted anti-slavery messages.