Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The nation is in a death-struggle. It must either become one vast slaveocracy of petty tyrants, or wholly the land of the free.
Angelina Grimké (1805-1879), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina, ch. 19, by Gerda Lerner (1967).
From a paper read on May 14, 1863, at the final session of a convention of Northern women which was held to discuss how women might aid the Union effort.