Maria Stewart: Address Delivered at the African Masonic Hall

Film clip. 3:41 minutes. Maria Stewart. “Address Delivered at the African Masonic Hall” (1833) is read by Alfre Woodard. From “Voice of a People’s History of the United States.”

  • Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, 19th Century | Themes: African American, Women's History | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School | Resource Types: Films
Abolitionist and feminist Maria Stewart.

Abolitionist and feminist Maria Stewart.

Maria Stewart: Address Delivered at the African Masonic Hall (1833)

Maria Stewart is considered a pioneer of African American activists. She began writing and lecturing against slavery in the early 1830s. In her speech she speaks out not only against slavery but also against the sexism and the degradation of women’s work.

Film Clip Description

Maria Stewart’s Address Delivered at the African Masonic Hall in Boston (February 27, 1833), is read by Alfre Woodard Feb. 1, 2007, at All Saints Church, Pasadena, Calif. The excerpt is from Voices of a People’s History of the United States edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove.

More video clips can be found at the Voices of a People’s History website and in the film The People Speak.

 

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