John Greenleaf Whittier (17 December 1807 – 1892) Quaker poet and abolitionist
just imagine at one time john greenleaf whittier's birthday was considered a holiday and his poems were revered and memorized by many a schoolchild and adult - but alas, that is not the case today - too bad. so sad.
give the gift of music, donate to playing for change this holiday season (or any time you might have a few bucks/euros/pesos/pounds/baht/rubles/rupees)! they do good work.
photo: the fall of icarus, cleveland museum of art, december 2010