Wendell Phillips [between 1853 and 1860]

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884) was an American abolitionist. He was also a strong advocate for the rights of Native Americans. Phillips was a noted orator, debater and lawyer.

Darrow wrote in his 1904 semi-autobiographical work Farmington:

"As a little child, I heard my father tell of Frederick Douglass, Parker Pillsbury, Sojourner Truth, Wendell Phillips, and the rest of that advance army of reformers, black and white, who went up and down the land arousing the dulled conscience of the people to a sense of justice to the slave. They used to make my father's home their stopping-place, and any sort of vacant room was the forum where they told of the black man's wrongs."

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-129165