Wendell Phillips

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Wendell Phillips (November 29, 1811 – February 2, 1884) was an American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator and lawyer.

Phillips was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 29, 1811, to Sarah Walley and John Phillips, a successful lawyer, politician, and philanthropist. Phillips was schooled at Boston Latin School, and graduated from Harvard University in 1831. He went... more »

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  • ''What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action.''
    Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), U.S. abolitionist, orator. Speech, December 21, 1855. "The Pilgrims."
  • ''We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.''
    Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), U.S. abolitionist, orator. speech, Jan. 28, 1852. "The Press."
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