Blasted Hopes and Broken Spirits

He [William Lloyd Garrison] saw in the Exodusters a despairing people fleeing for their lives: “Self-prompted as a movement it tells it’s own story of years of unrequited toil, merciless exaction and persistent brutality of treatment; of blasted hopes and broken spirits in their several localities where the victims were born and raised, and to which they tenaciously clung until longer endurance became intolerable…”32

  • 32- New York Daily Herald, April 24, 1879
  • P.246, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3



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