Graceanna Lewis letter to Mary Townsend

Graceanna Lewis letter to Mary Townsend, item ID: A00179492A. Lewis-Fussell Family Papers, SFHL-RG5-087, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
Graceanna Lewis letter to Mary Townsend, item ID: A00179492A. Lewis-Fussell Family Papers, SFHL-RG5-087, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Graceanna Lewis was a prominent Quaker natural scientist and social reformer. In this letter, Lewis discusses an antislavery paper that she and her close friend Mary Townsend intend to start. Lewis is interested in asking Frederick Douglass to write articles about "prejudice against color."

Excerpt

“The other day, an idea crossed me that it would be well to get Frederick Douglass to write some articles on prejudice against color. The iron had entered his soul and his little children had felt its power; none could better portray it” (p. 2).

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