NEGROES: Again: Pinky

Sixty-seven years ago the congregation of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, saw Pastor Henry Ward Beecher* mount the pulpit, accompanied by a trembling nine-year-old Negress. Then, while many a woman became hysterical, while many a man shed tears, famed Abolitionist Beecher turned his pulpit into a slave-pen, his sermon into an auctioneer's harangue, asked his hearers to bid $900 for this fine piece of colored flesh— Sally Maria Diggs, commonly known as "Pinky." Last week the congregation of Plymouth Church saw its present pastor share his pulpit with a Negress. They heard him recall...

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