Among the abolitionist newspapers published in the United States in the decades leading to the American Civil War, The Liberator, based in Boston, might have been the most influential. The North Star, founded by Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York, is probably the best known today. A Philadelphia-based abolitionist newspaper was edited for a time by the poet John Greenleaf Whittier. For most of its existence, that paper was called the Pennsylvania Freeman, but its original name was the National Enquirer.
In which constellation would you find Polaris, better known as the North Star?
D) Ursa Minor
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