Abolitionist newsletter

by Justin Williams

Anti-Slavery groups and their followers

The first abolitionist group was started in in 1688 by 4 Quakers in Germantown near Philadelphia. It was led by Quakers such as Anthony Benezet and John Woolman. The first meeting of the Society for the Relief of free Negros was held in April of 1775 unlawfully in Bondagevii at the rising sun tavern. After 4 Meeting the this society was disbanded . They reorganized in February of 1787 , but this time they had more prominent figures as members such as Benjamin Rush and Benjamin www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/3p249.html. William Lloyd Garrison was the first to start a anti-slavery newspaper .www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1561.html .Fredrick Douglass was the first black man to speak out against slavery and the dehumanization of slaves[ http://www.biography.com/people/frederick-douglass-9278324 Sojourner Truth was the first black woman to speak out against slavery and the first colored women to speak for women's rights http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/sojourner-truth. The Grimke sisters ,Angelina and Sarah , was the first women to testify against the state legislator on the subject of the treatment of slaves https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/essays/angelina-and-sarah-grimke-abolitionist-sisters. Henry David Thoreau was a strong anti-slavery supporter . Thoreau gave a speech at a anti -slavery rally in Massachusetts on July 4 ,1853 called Slavery In Massachusetts that described what he had seen and heard https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#safe=strict&q=henry+david+thoreau+slavery+. Charles Sumner was a strong supporter of civil rights and anti-slavery http://www.history.com/topics/charles-sumner.

Religious Movements

There are many religious movements that were against slavery ,but the main one is the movement by the Quakers. The Quakers as a group did not see color,race,sex,or position in life.Their idea was that every human being was created equal and should be treated equally . https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/essays/abolition-and-religion

Northwest Ordinace of 1787

The Northwest Ordinance laid out the details of admission process. When a territory reached 60,000 people it could create a constitution and apply for statehood. This ordnance also outlawed slavery in all states north of the Ohio river.The south agreed with this bill because they thought if they let them ban slavery north of the Ohio river it might take some of the pressure of the government off of them when it came to the subject of slavery .https://www.americanhistoryusa.com/northwest-ordinance-1787-effects/

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was started to get slaves from their owners and take them far north as far north as Canada where they would be safe from the slave hunters and they could be free. Harriet Tubman was one of the many that would lead the slave through the Underground Railroad it is estimated the she saved around 300 slaves and lead them to freedom. Harriet Beecher Stowe was the author of the novel Uncle Toms Cabin , she helped by being a part of the abolitionist movement and helping the slaves on the Underground Railroad. http://www.ushistory.org/us/28c.asp