Friday, February 22, 2019

Quite a tale …

… The Enslaved Girl Who Became America's First Poster Child | History | Smithsonian. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

It was shrewd of Sumner to link the outrage stirred by the fictional Ida May to the plight of the real Mary—a brilliant piece of propaganda that turned Mary into America’s first poster child. But Mary hadn’t been kidnapped; she was born into slavery.

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