By Raj Patel
How It Started ?
- It started near the 1820s, but didn't come to full effect until the 1830s.
- In 1831, William Lloyd Garrison published his famous newspaper (Liberator) in support of the anti-slavery movement.
- In 1833 Lewis Tappan joined Garrison with six other delegates and created the American Anti-Slavery Society.
- This led to more abolitionists in the North and the South started to acknowledge it.
Who Was Involved ?
- A former slave that escaped to Massachusetts and was one of the first well known African-American speaker who wanted to end slavery.
William Lloyd Garrison
- Also from Massachusetts, published many newspapers about ending slavery and was part of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
John Greenleaf Whittier
-A poet who spread many ideas to Northern states.
William Lloyd Garrison
- An abolitionist who conducted the Underground Rail Road and believed that God wanted him free the slaves. He wanted to lead African-American to an armed revolt in the South.
-A slave that wanted to be a citizen of the United States and wanted to use the legal system. His case went to the Supreme Court and was denied.
- People who brought in abolition newspapers or pamphlets in South Carolina, was penalized.
- The first American Anti-Slavery Society convection was held in Philadelphia.
- In 1819 trading slaves became a capital offence.
Song of the Abolitionist (I am an Abolitionist) . Lyrics
I am an Abolitionist! I glory in the name;
Though now by slavery’s minions hissed, And covered o’er with shame;
It is a spell of light and power, The watch-word of the free;
Who spurns it in the trial-hour, A craven soul is he.
I am an Abolitionist! Then urge me not to pause,
For joyfully do I enlist In Freedom’s sacred cause;
A nobler strife the world ne’er saw, Th’enslaved to disenthral;
I am a soldier for the war, Whatever may befall.
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