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The plaster sculpture depicts abolitionists John Greenleaf Whittier, Williams Lloyd Garrison, and Henry Ward Beecher listening to the tale of an escaped slave mother. While illustrative of a fictional account (and created well after the end of the Civil War), the work was well-received by individuals who supported the work of the three abolitionists.
David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The Peopleâ€™s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Page: 108. The Henry Ford. https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/237609 (accessed January 22, 2019). Ref: DHW #116.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
22 inches (height)
Materials and Techniques Display
Inscribed on the front of the base: THE FUGITIVES STORY / [J] C. WHITTIER, HW. BEECHER, [WM.] LLOYD GARRISON; Inscribed on top of base at front: JOHN ROGERS / NEW YORK
Abolitionists; Slavery; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
statuettes & figurines
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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