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us: Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887


  • [Individual was an abolitionist.]
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1813-06-24
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1887-03-08
    • Gender

        male
    • Birth Place

        Litchfield (Conn.)
    • Death Place

        Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Mount Pleasant Classical Institution (Amherst, Mass.)
    • Organization

        Mount Pleasant Classical Institution (Amherst, Mass.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Amherst College
    • Organization

        Amherst College
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Lane Theological Seminary
    • Organization

        Lane Theological Seminary
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    • found: His The Beecher book of days, 1886.
    • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass, accessed June 9, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Beecher, Henry Ward; abolitionist, congregational clergyperson, social reformer, essayist; born 24 June, 1813 in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States; studied at Mount Pleasant Classical Academy, in Amherst, Massachusetts (1827); attended Amherst College (1830-1834) and the Lane Theological Seminary, Ohio (1834-1837); was pastor in two Congregational churches: Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis, Indiana and Plymouth Church, in Brooklyn, New York (1847); traveled the reform lecture circuit, East Coast and trans-Appalachian West; became advocate of abolition (1950s); was referred as "one the boldest thinkers and bravest speakers in America"; participated in events of abolitionist causes; after the Civil War, sided with Unionists against the Radical Republicans; died 08 March, 1887 in Brooklyn, New York)
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    • [Individual was an abolitionist.]
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