WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"Few better evidences of the deep inter- est which most of the leading minds in America take in the question of slavery can be afforded than are contained in this work. The ablest men and women of the country have here set their hands to a solemn protest against its enormities. Mrs. Stowe … aroused thousands to a sense of guilt and wrong of slavery … her name side by side that of Horace Mann, one of the most brilliant orators in the Union. Whittier, whose sweet strains have delighted thousands wherever the English language is spoken, finds himself in company with Frederick Douglass, who has experienced all those horrors … with Earl of Carlisle, who is setting an example full of promise to the men of his order, and with the son of the immortal Wilberforce. Widely dif- fering as these do upon the majority of public questions, there is not a shade of difference in their opinions as to the inequality of slavery." "The College is fortunate to have its own rich history, which goes back to our founding, of alumnae who have understood the impor- tance of chronicling the lives of all people," said Dr. Paula Johnson, president of Wellesley College. "Ella Smith … showed great vision in assembling the approximately 800 vol- umes of the Elbert Collection, covering slav- ery, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction. 111 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 8

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