Black Abolitionists: Self-Emancipated Women Eliza Smalls and Polly Ann Bates — Black Then

By Lesley Gist, The Gist of Freedom “Before the ship’s owner could arrest them under the 1793 Fugitive Slave Law, a group of 6 black women from the Boston Anti-Slavery Society rushed into the state Supreme Court. While the attorney for Morris was addressing the judge, Someone in the spectator’s section shouted, “Go, go.” Whereupon…

via Black Abolitionists: Self-Emancipated Women Eliza Smalls and Polly Ann Bates — Black Then

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