1838: Sandwich petitions Congress to end the “nefarious traffic in slaves” in the District of Columbia…
Newport native Sarah Josepha Hale appeals to President Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, and instigates an official national holiday!
A sing-along music video from Big Paws Music, based on John Wingate Weeks‘ landmark legislation, the Weeks Act of 1911… ALSO SEE: The Weeks Act Comic! >>
Drawn from a portrait in the reading room at Tucker Free Library (Henniker, NH): Patterson taught school in New Hampshire, and later served as a Republican member of Congress during the Civil War, where he supported the establishment of Freedmen’s Schools in the South. [Also see James W. Patterson on Wikipedia]