Abolition

By Raj Patel

Abolition

  • Is the action or an act of abolishing a system, practice, or institution.
  • The goal was to stop slavery everywhere in America and to end racial segregation, specially in the south.
  • Abolitionists used religion to say that "slavery was a sin"

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 ?

Facts

  • 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.
From the Abolitionist Movement to #BlackLivesMatter | Time Capsule
Song of the Abolitionist (I Am an Abolitionist) (1841)

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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