Item contributed by Massachusetts Historical Society
During the Civil War, Phillips staunchly advocated for the raising of Black regiments, including the 54th Massachusetts. He gave many speeches in support of these regiments and encouraging men to join in the war effort.
Photomechanical, circa 1863.
Image: 11.4 cm x 7.9 cm; whole page (visible in large image): 22.7 cm x 15.3 cm
From Portraits of American Abolitionists (a collection of images of individuals representing a broad spectrum of viewpoints in the slavery debate) Photo. 81.510