Of One Blood All Nations (Sandwich, NH)
1838: Sandwich petitions Congress to end the “nefarious traffic in slaves” in the District of Columbia…
Letter to Lincoln (1863)
Newport native Sarah Josepha Hale appeals to President Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, and instigates an official national holiday!
Video: “John Weeks, 1911”
A sing-along music video based on the landmark Weeks Act of 1911… ALSO SEE: The Weeks Act Comic! >> DOWNLOAD:Printable 2-page PDF 2-page JPG version: SOURCE MATERIALS: Here are some of the primary sources that helped make this song & comic possible: The Weeks Act itself = I looked up the pages from the 1911 congressional…
James Willis Patterson
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]