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Wendell Phillips

 
Civilian
1811-1884
Massachusetts
Abolitionist

The so-called "Golden Trumpet" of abolitionism, Wendell Phillips broke with his aristocratic New England family to fight slavery. Son of Boston's first mayor, the Harvard law graduate was regarded as one of the leading orators of his day. After emancipation, Phillips continued to pursue an active human rights agenda, supporting civil rights, women's and temperance movements, and Native American rights, among other causes.















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