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Homespun heroines and other women of distinction

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African American women -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Previously published: 1926.

    Statement[compiled] by Hallie Q. Brown ; with an introduction by Randall K. Burkett.
    GenreBiography.
    SeriesSchomburg library of nineteenth-century Black women writers
    ContributionsBrown, Hallie Q. d. 1949.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE185.96 .H65 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxv, viii, 248 p., [25] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2394516M
    ISBN 100195052374
    LC Control Number87024149

    Before starting, Grandma Pyles, who was one of the famous old Southern cooks, had prepared meats, ginger bread, cakes and food of every description, enough to last the family on their trip; so it would only be necessary to cook a few corn pones and make coffee from time to time to supply the travelers. It had been their aim to go on to Minnesota, but when they arrived at Keokuk, which was then a mere trading post with one small tavern on the river bank, the winter had set in with all its severity for it had taken them many months to come so far. According to Hines, her great-grandfather took care that their children received an education and also broke with common practice in allowing his slaves to learn basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Though no dawning intellect could be entirely oblivious of the sudden additions and as sudden subtractions to the household numbers, yet a premature reference to anything out of the ordinary was never hazarded.

    During the next year, he found it an ever increasing burden to take care of, not only his own family, but that of the two daughters and their children as well, even though the oldest son, Barney, had a very lucrative position of hauling all the freight overland from Keokuk to Des Moines, because there were no railroads through at that time. You can here, perhaps, let your imagination supply the details of this wonderful trip, beset on every side by the dangers and treachery of the old slave law, the wild animals lurking in the forests; and the lawless renegades who often roamed about at will. None knew until the very last moment when action would be required, but each one was aware that almost every day some would come seeking good offices. Let us now for a few minutes go back to the history of the noble soul, Miss Gordon, who brought the family North and after reaching Keokuk gave each his freedom.

    In the yearMiss Gordon decided to give them their Manumittant papers. She taught children, as well as adults. None knew until the very last moment when action would be required, but each one was aware that almost every day some would come seeking good offices. Garland who had married one of the Burwell daughters. Before starting, Grandma Pyles, who was one of the famous old Southern cooks, had prepared meats, ginger bread, cakes and food of every description, enough to last the family on their trip; so it would only be necessary to cook a few corn pones and make coffee from time to time to supply the travelers. The family consisted of the father, mother, the eleven children, and one small daughter and son, Thermon and Louanne belonging to the older daughter, Julian; and three small boys, John Wesley, Daniel and James T.


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Homespun heroines and other women of distinction book

The resulting debates consumed and nearly tore apart the AME Church community. She Page 25 never married, but upon reaching majority devoted herself to the dissemination of literature upon anti-slavery, temperance and allied subjects.

The NACW would be hampered internally by an elite politics of respectability that kept it distant from black women of the working class.

Only three, however, lived to come to Ohio with her. They did hear, indirectly, that he was sold into Fayette County, Missouri, and known as Benjamin Moore and from that all trace of him was lost; and while inquiries made through various channels to determine his whereabouts, no word has ever been received from him.

Soon after, she moved to Mississippi and Ohio, to teach in different schools. When hard times came, they proposed putting Elizabeth's old mother to work. The most noted of this party was the noble hearted white woman, who was willing to brave the scorn of her relatives, the criticism and reproach of neighbors, and to sacrifice friends, all for the sake of giving this Negro family the heritage, which was theirs by right.

It was carried to the Supreme Court and decided in favor of the present owners, the verdict being that the time was so long that it was outlawed. The weary travelers' dismay and disappointment can never be told. Social Welfare History Project.

Later, she took charge of a school on the Sonora plantation in Mississippi and held several other teaching positions in various states. These knew her, and admired her, and made her way easier by preparing and arranging various audiences to hear her and today we, as her offsprings, have as our most precious heirlooms the photos and recommendations of these beloved men and women, given to her as a personal reminder of their association and contact with her in her noble cause.

In the piece she questioned the sale of wine at church fundraising events. And they determined to go, because they felt that God was with them. Before starting, Grandma Pyles, who was one of the famous old Southern cooks, had prepared meats, ginger bread, cakes and food of every description, enough to last the family on their trip; so it would only be necessary to cook a few corn pones and make coffee from time to time to supply the travelers.

Upon meeting her, James declined to appoint her due to her African heritagesaying such an appointment could "cause trouble. In civic areas, Mrs. According to Hines, her great-grandfather took care that their children received an education and also broke with common practice in allowing his slaves to learn basic reading, writing and arithmetic.

She became an organizer and crusader in the Women's Christian Temperance Union movement. In the yearMiss Gordon decided to give them their Manumittant papers. Within a few weeks Mrs. She had an interesting personality, ready in conversation and possessed a remarkable memory.

Britannica Online. Upon the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law there was a tacit understanding among the lovers of freedom, that the iniquitous statute was to be regarded in the letter only.

Mammy—as a subservient, content and enduringly loyal slave—was exposed as pure fiction. The mother finally devised a plan whereby the burdens of the two oldest daughters' families could be shifted to those who should really care for them.

On February 16, she delivered an address to an audience of the Brooklyn Literary Union, called "Some Afro American Women of Mark" which has been referenced from its time of first presentation, through to contemporary books and dissertations today.

It was in the early fall of the year that the family started out on their eventful trip. It features a photograph of the woman, if available, and one to two pages of biography and description.

I have heard my mother tell how, after Miss Gordon's father died and she lived in the house with Miss Gordon, often in her childish fancy she would imagine she heard a heavy step like that of Mr.The item Homespun heroines and other women of distinction, [compiled] by Hallie Q.

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