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Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of by Dorothy Sterling

By Dorothy Sterling

Within the tumultuous years earlier than the Civil warfare, a tender white lady from a Quaker history got here to embrace dedication to the reason for antislavery and equivalent rights for black humans. Abby Kelley turned the abolitionist movement’s leader money-raiser and organizer and its such a lot radial member. She traveled hundreds of thousands of miles to evoke the rustic to the evils of slavery, braving difficulty and prejudice in addition to starting the way in which for different ladies, black and white, to take management roles. Now the entire tale of this principled girl has been instructed in Dorothy Sterling’s compelling biography.

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Ernestine: Yes. And baseball, too. Joan: Would you say he was a happy kid? Ernestine: Oh, yes. Joan: Was he close to his brothers? Ernestine: Yes, but they were busy all the time. Joan: Now, if you look back at young Curly, what stands out in your mind? Ernestine: I . . don’t know. . I just liked him. Yes—I put up with him. ] He lived right on the block. It was bu-dee-ful. I was really excited when I hung up. I felt as though I had been able to go back through the years and get an honest glimpse—even though a small one—of Curly the teenager from a woman’s point of view.

Maybe you remember her, Helen Schonberger. She was the one with the great legs. She walked over to us when we were playing the ukulele on the beach—cute, short, dark hair and I’m going to marry her. We have set a date for the wedding, June 7th. I’ll call when I get back to give you more details. indd 37 6/25/13 8:53 AM 38 C ur l y Moe, relaxing between vaudeville performances at Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas (1924). Although elated at the news, Curly couldn’t quite recall a Helen. He searched his mind, trying to remember her, but there had been so many pretty, cute, short, dark-haired girls with great legs during those wonderful beach days with Moe that he just couldn’t place her.

And baseball, too. Joan: Would you say he was a happy kid? Ernestine: Oh, yes. Joan: Was he close to his brothers? Ernestine: Yes, but they were busy all the time. Joan: Now, if you look back at young Curly, what stands out in your mind? Ernestine: I . . don’t know. . I just liked him. Yes—I put up with him. ] He lived right on the block. It was bu-dee-ful. I was really excited when I hung up. I felt as though I had been able to go back through the years and get an honest glimpse—even though a small one—of Curly the teenager from a woman’s point of view.

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