Tuesday, 30 July 2019

894) Charles C. Burleigh

Charles Calistus Burleigh (1810 - 1878). American abolitionist.
Admitted to the bar in Windham County, CT in Jan 1835, he chose to labor as an anti-slavery lecturer.
In 1863 he was the first speaker of the Free Congregational Society of Florence. Burleigh spoke on subjects such as abolition, woman's suffrage, welfare, social reform. Other speakers who shared his stage were Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson and Louisa Alcott, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Susan B Anthony. 

- "The speaker was tall and slim, with long arms, long legs, and a profusion of auburn or reddish hair hanging in ringlets down his shoulders; while a huge beard of the same colour fell upon his breast.http://civilwaref.blogspot.com/…/robert-purvis-born-august-…

- "... reddish hair which curls slightly and falls gracefully over his shoulders..."  https://books.google.it/books…

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