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Boston Abolitionists Await Emancipation Proclamation





On this day, New Year's Eve 1862, William Lloyd Garrison, publisher of the abolitionist paper The Liberator, delayed printing the latest edition as he waited for news from Washington. At midnight, his son and daughter joined black worshipers in hopeful prayer at the AME Church on Beacon Hill. The next day, thousands of abolitionists gathered...
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