Visions of hope amongst the despondent: lessons of the Abolitionists in the age of Trump

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Mobs in northern cities attacked abolitionist publishing houses and burned their pamphlets and materials. We live in a time of challenges that can seem so great that they lead many to despair. Climate change, global instability, rising misery and inequity, racism and misogyny are on the march; the barrage of dangers is a heavy load to carry. Today’s article comes from S Nicholas Nappalos and takes us back to an even darker time, slavery-era America, where small groups of radicals defied the odds and dealt the ruling class a blow that has resonated through our history ever since. Read More