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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Wendell Phillips

1811 - 1884

 

— Prophet of Liberty • Champion of the Slave —

 
Wendell Phillips Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
1. Wendell Phillips Monument
Inscription.  

Whether in chains or in laurels
liberty knows nothing but victories
———————————
I love inexpressibly
these streets of Boston
over whose pavements my mother
held up tenderly my baby feet
and if God grants me time enough
I will make them too pure
to bear the footsteps
of a slave

 
Erected 1915.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRGovernment & PoliticsMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 42° 21.163′ N, 71° 4.1′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Boylston Street east of Arlington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Boston Public Garden, Boston MA 02116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Thomas Cass and the Ninth Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (within shouting
Wendell Phillips Quote image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
2. Wendell Phillips Quote
distance of this marker); Poe Returning to Boston (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Ellery Channing (about 700 feet away); Edward Everett Hale (about 700 feet away); The Cocoanut Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emerson Majestic Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Quincy Adams (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wendell Phillips Bio. (Submitted on May 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wendell Phillips Bio. (Submitted on May 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Wendell Phillips Writings. (Submitted on May 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Wendell Phillips Collection at Harvard Library. (Submitted on May 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Wendell Phillips Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
3. Wendell Phillips Statue
Wendell Phillips Statue Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
4. Wendell Phillips Statue Detail
Breaking the chains of slavery
Wendell Phillips Statue Sculptor's Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
5. Wendell Phillips Statue Sculptor's Mark
Daniel Chester French
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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