Harvard College and abolitiion

Harvard College  We are glad to learn that the leaven of abolitionism is working effectually in this time-honored institution.  An Anti-Slavery Society, composed of twenty under graduates, was formed, we understand, several months ago; and some of the students occasionally exercise their freedom of thought and speech by enunciating unpopular truths upon the stage.  Some of the performances at the late commencement, we are told, were quire ‘fanatical’, and manifested a regard for liberty which would have done honor to the College in the days of Hancock, Warren and  Otis.

                                                                             (Liberator, Sept 14, 1838, pg 3)