This episode of our podcast features a conversation with historian R.J.M. Blackett about the 19th century newspaper editor, Congregational minister, and temperance advocate Samuel Ringgold Ward. Despite Ward’s prominent role in the abolitionist movement, his story has been lost because of the decades he spent in exile. In Samuel Ringgold Ward: A Life of Struggle, R. J. M. Blackett rediscovers a pivotal figure in Black history and his importance and influence in the struggle against slavery and discrimination.
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