Standard 12 AH Project

#1

First Abolitionist Societies

Benjamin Rush had a dream one time that he needed to free his slaves. He wanted to write a new constitution to free the slaves. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/3p458.html


Benjamin Franklin served as the president for the Pennsylvania Society to free slaves. He wanted slaves to be treated equally. https://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/franklin/


William Lloyd Garrison wrote a paper called the liberator to free slaves.He saw slavery end before he died. http://www.biography.com/people/william-lloyd-garrison-9307251


Frederick Douglass escaped slavery and started attending abolitionists meetings. He also helped out with the paper called the liberator. http://www.biography.com/people/frederick-douglass-9278324#freedom-and-abolitionism


Sojourner Truth joined a abolitionist group. She would go around speaking to large crowds about freeing slavery. http://www.biography.com/people/sojourner-truth-9511284#fighting-for-abolition-and-womens-rights


Angelina and Sarah Grimke stood in front of the legislature and protested for black rights. They done a public speaking tour about the matter. http://www.biography.com/people/sarah-moore-grimk-9321349#quaker


Henry David Thoreau wrote several things about the blacks needing rights. http://www.biography.com/people/henry-david-thoreau-9506784


Charles Sumner was a strong anti-slavery leader. He tried to change the integrated schools so the blacks and whites could get along. http://www.history.com/topics/charles-sumner