Obituary for JULIA WARD HOWE

Julia Ward Howe was a writer, anti-slavery activist, and women’s suffrage leader. While campaigning tirelessly on behalf of human rights, Howe crafted passionate poetry, travel books, a play, a biography of early feminist Margaret Fuller, and most famously, the lyrics to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” The unofficial song of the Union Army during the Civil War, “Battle Hymn” remains an enduring anthem for social justice.