Women’s March

Today in Boston, MA, people are commemorating “The 1835 Women’s March of Courage.”  On this day, 178 years ago, an anti-abolition mob almost lynched William Lloyd Garrison, founder of an anti-slavery newspaper. It was also the meeting day of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. Fearing the mob and unable to provide protection, the mayor urged the women to cancel their meeting.  Unafraid, black and white women linked their arms together and walked through the mob to Maria Weston Chapman’s house, where they held their meeting.  Traditional historians have focused on Garrison, today the focus is on the courageous women, led by Mary Parker.

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