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  • Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 5, 1853

    Abraham Lincoln

    Tad Lincoln

    Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 5, 1853

    The youngest, Thomas "Tad" Lincoln, was born on April 4, 1853, and survived his father but died of heart failure at age 18 on July 16, 1871.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 7, 1853

    Sojourner Truth

    Mob Convention

    U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 7, 1853

    On September 7, 1853: At the convention, young men greeted her with "a perfect storm," hissing and groaning. In response, Truth said, "You may hiss as much as you please, but women will get their rights anyway. You can't stop us, neither". Sojourner, like other public speakers, often adapted her speeches to how the audience was responding to her. In her speech, Sojourner speaks out for women's rights. She incorporates religious references in her speech, particularly the story of Esther. She then goes on to say that, just as women in scripture, women today are fighting for their rights. Moreover, Sojourner scolds the crowd for all their hissing and rude behavior, reminding them that God says to "Honor thy father and thy mother.




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