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Friday, December 24, 2010

December 24th

Born this day in 1802, Elizabeth Chandler. A poet and writer. Chandler was the first woman writer to make abolition of slavery her life's work with the publication of her poetry and articles in the leading abolition publications of the time. "The Slave Ship" in 1825 is the most well known of her poetry. She was an editor for "Abolitionist Journal".
Chandler's work evolked great emotion about the serious plight of slavery.
* The image of the Wedgwood with the quote, "Am I not a woman and sister?" Chandler was the first person to publish this image which has been forever linked to the story of slavery in the United States and the world. Sadly, Chandler died at the age of 27 of a fever.

I would like to quote Sojournor Truth on this Christmas Eve: "That little man in black there-he says women can't have as much rights as men 'cause Jesus Christ wasn't a woman?! Where did your Christ come from? From God and woman! Man had nothing to do with Him!"