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Explorations in Ethnic Studies
Ninety-five years ago in Liberia, Africa, Henry Highland Garnet died. Besides being an ardent abolitionist, Garnet was also a Presbyterian minister, newspaper editor, orator, author, and political organizer. Historian George Washington Williams personally observed that Garnet's oratory was "equal in ability to Frederick Douglass, especially in logic and terse statement." Carter G. Woodson stated that "Garnet created the ideas which Frederick Douglass tempered and presented to the world in a more palliative and acceptable form." Despite Garnet's accomplishments, almost a century has passed in which Garnet's biography remained unwritten. Happily, Joel Schor has filled that void with his book, Henry Highland Garnet: A Voice of Black Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century.
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