The Educational Center at Fort Pillow
Involved in the educational center being built at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, are the Pennsylvania Woman's Anti-Slavery Society. Its members include Mrs. Johnson; Mrs, Booth, wife of Major Booth; Mrs. John Eaton, Jr.; and Susan Anthony.
The story starts and ends at a Opera House in Chicago. Flash backs take you to Germantown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. HERE in Pennsylvania you attend a meeting at the home of Mrs. Johnson. Her home is called Upsala in honor of Swedish writer Frederika Bremer. Frederika Bremer arrived from Europe in New York, October 4, 1849, and returned to Europe from New York on September 13, 1851. What she said in her speeches endeared her to both women and men. Five years later, in 1856, her book Hertha (Sketch from Real Life) is published. It is an attack on the 2nd-class status of women. To this day Frederika is honored for her work. Mrs. Johnson, a member of the underground railroad uses her home for knitting centers and meetings for the Woman's Anti-Slavery Society. At this meeting, they will send their secret agent to Fort Pillow.