Henry Ward Beecher, Friend of Slaves (Step 2) Henry Ward Beecher, Friend of Slaves (Step 2)
By Max L. Knowles ReadOasis Step 2 On February 5, 1860, a strange thing happened at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York. Church members... Henry Ward Beecher, Friend of Slaves (Step 2)

By Max L. Knowles
ReadOasis Step 2

On February 5, 1860, a strange thing happened at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York. Church members were not having a “bake sale.” They were having a “slave sale.”  But this sale was backwards. Church members were buying the freedom of a real slave. On that day, the church raised $900, and they bought a slave girl named Pinky from her owner. A gold ring was also collected with the money. Eventually, Pinky was set free. And the church’s leader, Henry Wa...

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