Portrait of Henry W. Longfellow, by Samuel Laurence, 1854.

Longfellow and Abolition

Henry W. Longfellow was a supporter of the movement to abolish slavery in the United States, both before and during the Civil War. In addition to authoring his Poems on Slavery, Longfellow corresponded and was acquainted with many prominent abolitionists. Explore an online exhibit discussing Henry W. Longfellow's role in the abolition movement.

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    Last updated: February 27, 2018

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