Poet Thomas Wentworth Higginson


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Thomas Wentworth Higginson (December 22, 1823 – May 9, 1911) was an American minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion and militant abolitionism. During the Civil War, he served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. Following the war, Higginson devoted much of the rest of his life to fighting for the rights of freed slaves, women and other disenfranchised peoples.

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La Venue Du Printemps

Honorat de Beuil Seigneur de Racan

Enfin, Termes, les ombrages
Reverdissent dans les bois,
L'hiver et tous ses orages
Sont en prison pour neuf mois ;
Enfin la neige et la glace
Font à la verdure place,
Enfin le beau temps...

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Daniel Nester

Daniel Murlin Nester known as Daniel Nester, is a writer, editor, and poet. Biography Daniel Nester was raised in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey. His father, Michael Nester, is a truck driver and member of the Teamsters labor union from...

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