19th Century, Culture, History, Intercession, Jesus, Minnesota

Abolitionist Newspaper 1857

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Jane Grey Swisshelm, an outspoken critic of slavery and unequal treatment of women, moves to Minnesota in 1857 and publishes the St. Cloud Visiter newspaper.

Mobs twice destroy her printing office, but she continues her courageous crusade for equal rights with the St. Cloud Democrat.

Jesus, thanks that you have made us to be free. Forgive our state any infringement of the freedom of Jane Swisshelm. Will you forgive how our state’s people opposed her truthful stance on slavery? Thank you that Minnesota has raised the status of women and those in bondage!

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