Public Welcome for Crafts

April 6, 1849

“The meeting at the Tremont Temple, on Sunday evening last, to extend to William and Ellen Crafts, the interesting fugitives from Georgia,  a public welcome, was one of thrilling interest, and doubtless of highly beneficial results.”  Garrison made introductory remarks, William W. Brown introduced the Crafts.  Mr. Craft spoke, followed by Wendell Phillips, in his usual eloquent strain:  “most effectively did he exhibit the criminal indifference and hypocrisy of the American Church, and the base subserviency of the political parties (Free Soil not excepted), on the subject of slavery.”

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