Jun 29, 2014
The sermon was delivered on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Randy Lewis, Adjunct Minister.
Henry David Thoreau once said, “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” In the continuation of the summer sermon series Heroes, Heroines, and Heretics, we will examine the life of Dorothea Dix. Dorothea was one such person that dared to stand up against injustice in a time when few women were able to influence social change. She became impassioned at the plight of those whom society had deemed mentally insane. Many of these individuals were often abused and institutionalized in deplorable and demeaning conditions. Dorothea fought on their behalf. Her life is an example of what one committed person can do to affect change in the lives of others.
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