Quote of the Moment: American poet Phillis Wheatley, the drive for freedom
Phillis Wheatley at the Boston Women’s Memorial; Lucy Stone Abigail Adams in the background.
Phillis Wheatley lived as a slave in Boston, Massachusetts, during the American Revolution. Because she wrote so well, she avoided many of the problems of slavery until her master died. She died a few years later, in poverty, never achieving the fame or income she deserved.
She wrote about the Love of Freedom:
. . . in every human Breast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance … the same Principle lives in us.
Letter to the Reverend Samson Occom, February 11, 1774
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Mr. Boston, thanks for the correction. Wikipedia confirms it is Abigail Adams who stands, Lucy Stone appears to be writing at a table or desk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Women%27s_Memorial
Since you’re striving for accuracy – that’s Abigail Adams in the background, not Lucy Stone.
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