Posts tagged: William Lloyd Garrison

In the History of ‘African-American’

  This week there was an anniversary in the history of the American anti-slavery movement of the 19th century.  A minor piece by the great abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, in his publication The Liberator, made a suggestion that at the time that seemed trivial to white Americans, yet his advice eventually worked its way into our daily language.

happy birthday, E.E. Cummings

Today is the anniversary of the birth of New England poet E.E. Cummings. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894.
The wonderful UbuWeb sound catalog includes two poems read by E.E. Cummings:
That Melancholy