Henry Ward Beecher Quote
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHenry Ward Beecher
Born: June 24, 1813
Died: March 8, 1887 (aged 73)
Occupation: Clergyman, abolitionist
Bio: Henry Ward Beecher was a prominent Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century. An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most notorious American trials of the 19th century.
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“When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”