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Susan B. Anthony

Date:  date unknown

Description: A portrait of an elderly Susan B. Anthony. She is known primarily for her leadership in the women's rights movement, but was also an activist for other soc...

Historical Essay

Glover, Joshua

Runaway Slave

Biography of Joshua Glover, a runaway slave from St. Louis, Missouri who sought asylum in Racine, Wisconsin in 1852.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 7 supplemental materials to the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

A Good Mother, a Good Friend and a Good Woman

Discover Juliet Severance, the free-thinking Whitewater physician who was involved with the anti-slavery movement, temperance and women's rights.

Date: 1854-04 

Description: Poster advertising an Anti-Slave Catchers' Mass Convention at Young's Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 13th, 1854. The poster attempts to unite indivi...

Historical Essay

Morality in America

Temperance, Abolition and Utopian Communities

Discovery how early Americans founded the abolition and temperance movements to help increase morality

Date: 1863-09 ca.

Description: Proclamation made by the Episcopal Clergy of Philadelphia protesting the statement made by John Henry Hopkins, Bishop of the Diocese of Vermont, supporting...

Photograph

Men of Anti-Slavery

Date:  

Description: Portraits from "Illustrious Men of Anti-Slavery Times". Includes Theodore Parker, Wendell Phllips, William Ellery Channing, Charles Sumner, Wm. Lloyd Garr...

Date: 1971 ca.

Description: Recruitment poster for a Soviet Jewry Freedom Bus, advocating the liberation of the Soviet Jewish population. Features large chain links and the phrase "Le...

Historical Essay

Paine, Byron, 1827-1871

Civil Rights Law

Learn about the Milwaukee based lawyer who won two of Wisconsin's most important civil rights cases and was on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Learn to use primary source materials to teach students about the abolitionist movement in Wisconsin in the 1850s.

Historical Essay

Louise Williams

First Woman Notary Public

Discover the story of Wisconsin's first woman notary public Louise Williams who provided legal counsel for southern Wisconsin after the Civil War.

Photograph

Frederick Douglass

Date:  

Description: Quarter-length carte-de-visite portrait of Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and publisher of the newspaper The North Star.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Caroline Quarlls Watkins, taken when she lived in Sandwich, Ontario.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Beloit, Wisconsin.

Photograph

John Brown's Cabin

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: A view of the cabin of John Brown (5/9/1800 – 12/2/1859), an American abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to end slavery...

Read about the most famous escapes of fugitive slaves along Wisconsin's Underground Railroad. Includes links to primary sources.

Date: 1853 

Description: Half plate daguerreotype of E. Harwood, Dr. William Brisbane, and Levi Coffin, sitting in a row.

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