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Mary Mildred Botts
Mary Mildred Botts
From a New York Times article dated March 9, 1855, which read:
From “Raising Freedom’s Child—Black Children and Visions of the Future after Slavery,” written by a University of New Orleans professor, Mary Niall Mitchell:
From joanpgage, the blogger (and current owner of the daguerrotype) from which I am re-blogging this piece:
…Prof. Mitchell is currently working on a book about Mary Botts that will tell more about this former slave’s life, including the drama of how Sumner purchased her and spirited her out of Virginia, how he introduced her to the media and society as a living advocate for the abolitionist cause, and how her family settled in the free black community in Boston.