Amy Hester “Hetty” Reckless had the temerity to say that she had been emancipated by her previous owner when she and her daughter fled to Philadelphia in 1826.
As she boarded the stagecoach like everybody else, she resolved not to return because Colonel Johnson’s second wife had knocked out her front teeth with a broomstick and yanked out tufts of her hair.
“Hetty” later joined the American abolitionist movement.
The above image is the “Am I not a woman and a sister?” seal of the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, of which Reckless was a founder member.
This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.