Llameness leads to strengthameness leads to strength

I just learned that the U.S. House of Representatives between 1858-1868 from Pa., Thaddeus Stevens, was born with a club foot. I learned this as I listened to the excellent movie, “Lincoln.” I googled Stevens and learned many things about him, but nothing addressed his lameness and his walking all his life with a limp. I am bone certain that his disability led to his outrage about slavery and segregation, led to his passionate effort to pass the 13th amendment and end slavery and lobby for the quality of African-Americans and all people.

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About Sally Hobart Alexander

Blinded at the age of twenty-six, I left California and elementary school teaching for life in Pittsburgh, Pa. There, I met my husband, got a Masters' degree in social work, had two kids, now 35 and 32, and became a writer. Surprisingly, the writing career led me full-circle to teaching, and I teach in Chatham University's M.F.A. program and lead two writing critique groups. Always, since the age of 26, I have traveled, not in the stereotypic darkness attributed to blindness, but a mist. My blog then, "traveling through the mist" will deal with issues in my culturally different life as a blind writer, teacher, speaker, and human being.
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