Crafts in New Bedford

February 16, 1849

A note about Anti-Slavery meetings in New Bedford, two successive evenings.  W.W. Brown introduced the Crafts.  During the presentations by the two they were questioned by the audience. 

“A lady in the audience wanted to know of Ellen if they called her  ‘a nigger’ at the South. ‘Oh, yes, ‘, she said, ‘they didn’t call me anything else; they said it would make me proud'”

“William was asked what he expected to do, if any attempt was made to take him.  Said he, with deep energy,   ‘I knew the consequences; I made up my mind to kill or be killed, before I would be taken.'”