The illustration is from a popular nineteenth-century
publication. It shows reformer Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) addressing
an April 11,1851 meeting to protest the case of Thomas Sims, a fugitive
slave being tried in Boston. A fiery and persuasive orator,
Anti-Slavery Meeting on the [Boston]
Common From Gleason's Pictorial, May 3, 1851. Courtesy of Library
of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.