The Abolitionist Movement

By Cyle K.

Fredrick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, a former slave and eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement, was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.

William Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison was an American journalistic crusader who helped lead the successful abolitionist campaign against slavery in the United States. He also founded the abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth is best known for her extemporaneous speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", delivered at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in 1851.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an author and social activist best known for her popular anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

John Brown

John Brown was a 19th-century militant abolitionist known for his raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. Although, his raid failed and brown was hanged for his crime.