Thomas Wentworth Higginson (December 22, 1823 – May 9, 1911) was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion and militant abolitionism. During the Civil War, he served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. Following the war, Higginson devoted much of the rest of his life to fighting for the rights of freed slaves, women and other disfranchised peoples.
Other articles related to "thomas wentworth higginson, higginson":
1889), poems and translations Life of Francis Higginson (in Makers of America, 1891) Concerning All of Us (1892) The Procession of the Flowers and Kindred Papers (1897) Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the ...
... Thomas Wentworth Higginson House is a historic house at 29 Buckingham Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts ... It is named after author, minister, and abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who lived there for a time ...
Famous quotes containing the words higginson and/or thomas:
“Its what you do, unthinking,
That makes the quick tear start;
The tear may be forgotten
But the hurt stays in the heart.”
—Ella Higginson (18621940)
“When the salt sheet broke in a storm of singing
The voices of all the drowned swam on the wind.”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)