African American Activists in Scotland Sarah Parker Remond

‘If some matter-of-fact historian should write the political history of the United States, from the formation of the government until the present time, it might serve as a warning to future generations’
Sarah Parker Remond

Sarah Parker Remond (1826-1894) was born free in Salem, Massachusetts, and she went on to become a world-leading antislavery campaigner, women’s suffrage and human rights advocate and a medical doctor. Working tirelessly giving antislavery speeches across Scotland, in Edinburgh in 1860, she gave a lecture at the invitation of the Edinburgh Ladies’ Emancipation Society. Her lecture was ‘crowded to the door by a most respectable audience, number upwards of 2000’ and she succeeded in awakening their consciences to a deepened ‘abhorrence of the sin of Slavery.’