S.R. Lewis letter to Z. Eastman, March 5, 1874   Save
S.R. Lewis letter to Z. Eastman, March 5, 1874
Description: Brief letter from S.R. Lewis to Z. Eastman, marking the announcement of an abolitionists' reunion to be held in Chicago in June of 1875. Lewis requests that Eastman, given his close acquaintance with Benjamin Lundy, prepare a public statement of remembrance on Lundy and his contributions to the anti-slavery movement. Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) was a prominent Quaker abolitionist best known for his development of abolitionist periodicals. His Genius of Universal Emancipation was first published in 1821 from his home in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and enjoyed a wide circulation across the antebellum United States. In the 1820s, the young William Lloyd Garrison came to work for The Genius. Benjamin Lundy traveled widely seeking subscriptions to The Genius, giving talks about the anti-slavery movement, and observing and documenting the conditions of enslaved people across the Americas. He was also involved in the establishment of freed slave colonies in Mexico. View on Ohio Memory.
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Subjects: Abolitionists; Antislavery movements--Ohio--History--19th century; Anti-slavery periodicals -- 19th century; Human rights; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
Places: Chicago (Illinois);