Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mrs. Ruffin” in chapter 28 of Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1:
...t against the lynching of negroes in the South.
Mrs. Butler M. Wilson presided, an octoroon and a woman of education.
Her opening address was excellent in spirit and in execution.
A daughter of Mrs. Ruffin also wrote an excellent address: Mrs. Cheney's was very earnest and impressive.
Alice Freeman Palmer spoke as I have never before heard her. My rather brief speech was much applauded, as were indee...
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