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New Orleans Revolt 1811~ Black Abolitionists Book, Waters

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Willis Augustus Hodges' Black Abolitionists- Motivations
Book: a Free Man of Color
.."Immediately upon his entrance in the house, the demon began to act in a very improper and ungentlemanly manner, and grossly insulted my mother in various obscene ways. He was asked if that was the way he acted in people’s houses. He called mother a “d? yellow b?” and at the same time attempted to snatch a watch which she wore in her bosom, saying, “you look handsome with a watch and chain, don’t you?”……  Mother at this point took up a large hickory walking stick belonging to my father, and gave him two or three blows with such success that it made the pirate’s blood flow. 
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Willis Augustus Hodges, the publisher of a the weekly newspaper, The Ram's Horn and an  Underground Railroad agent, Hodges helped escaping African Americans move, and establish the settlement, Blacksville. They used the land granted to them by Peterboro abolitionist Gerrit Smith. Gerritt Smith’s antebellum “scheme of justice and benevolence” championed black voting rights by the redistribution of land. Gerritt gave 3,000 free black New Yorkers 40 acres.
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