Maria Stewart unites Garrison and Walker in one sentence

“God has raised you up a Walker and a Garrison”, Stewart would say as she urged her black audiences to exercise their political and intellectual powers.   ‘The Americans have practiced nothing but head work these 200 hundred years, and we have done their drudgery.  And is it not high time for us to imitate their examples and practice head-work, too, and keep what we have got, and get what we can?’  That the young white editor and the young black woman …. could confer about her articles across a desk demonstrates how the nascent abolition movement  forged new roles and creative opportunities for people on the margins of American political culture.” (From Henry Mayer, All on Fire, page 134)

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