Modified on: March 14, 2019
“But, it is said by some, our ‘books and papers do not speak the truth.’ Why, then, do they not contradict what we say? They cannot. Moreover the South has entreated, nay commanded us to be silent; and what greater evidence of the truth of our publications could be desired?” (Angelina Grimke Weld, in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Hall, May 17, 1838—while a mob outside threw stones through the windows. Later that night the hall was burned to the ground.)
The power of thinking. Especially when others tell us to stop.
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