Higginson winter quote

Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an America author, a Harvard educated Unitarian minister, a militant abolitionist who once led an armed group in an attack on the federal courthouse in Boston in a effort to prevent a fugitive slave from being returned to the South, and one of the leading proponents of women’s rights in the decade before the American Civil War.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson Photo credit: wikipedia.org
Photo credit: wikipedia.org

As the result of an article Higginson published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1860, writer Emily Dickinson began a correspondence with him.  He became a literary mentor to Dickinson and after her death, he collaborated with author and editor Mabel Loomis Todd in publishing Dickinson’s poetry.

The featured quote by Higginson is from his essay April Days, published in 1861.

To read more writer’s quotes or to join in this challenge, see http://silverthreading.com/2015/02/25/writers-quote-wednesdaya-silver-quote-2015-9/.

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