Abolition Movement

Social Reform


Abolitionist Movement, reform movement during the 18th and 19th

centuries. Often called the antislavery movement, it sought to end the

enslavement of Africans and people of African descent. It also aimed to end the

Atlantic slave trade carried out in the Atlantic Ocean between Africa, Europe,

and the Americas.

Famous Abolitionist

The Quakers and the Society of Friends

The first whites to denounce slavery in Europe and the European colonies

were members of the Society of Friends—commonly known as Quakers.

Unlike the prevailing idea of the time that blacks were inferior to whites,

Quakers believed that all people, regardless of race, had a divine spark

inside them and were equal in the eyes of God.


Posters were often put up in cities to warn colored people of the possible dangers of slave catchers
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