The Women Who Gave Us Christmas
Exposing America's Greatest Crime

Katz, William Loren

Publisher:  CounterPunch
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 Garrison’s 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.

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