WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON
1805-1879 ~ HAWT DAYUM, HE LIVED A LONG TIME
His childhood kind of sucked. But his early career didn't suck
In 1818, at the age of 13, Garrison began working for a newspaper. This gave him the crucial skills he needed to publish his own paper, The Liberator and not suck at his job.
At the age of 25, in 1826, Garrison joined the American Colonization Society. But soon after he realized they were only reducing the number of free blacks in order to prolong slavery.
Only 4 years after, in 1830, he began publishing his newspaper fighting for the freedom of blacks.
Let me tell you why he was pretty dandy
In 1830 William Lloyd Garrison founded the Anti-Slavery Newsletter, The Liberator, he wrote a new issue every week for thirty five years fighting slavery and supporting the emancipation of slaves. He wrote 1,820 over the 35 years and didn't fail to deliver even once.
Two years after publishing the first issue of The Liberator, Garrison helped found the American Anti-Slavery society which quickly grew in membership. Garrison believed the society shouldn't align with a political party and that women should be allowed to join. He also believed that the Constitution was a pro-slavery document since it never banned slavery but it never said it was legal as well.
William was also white. Like pasty white. And he was passionately against slavery.
"I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice... I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard."
The significance of his work
He helped make one of the first organizations dedicated to freedom of slaves.
He was the voice of the abolitionist movement through The Liberator.
His constant voicing of the opinion of Anti-Slavery supporters eventually helped lead to the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th amendment.
SOURCES AND STUFF
Cool-ass quote: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/williamllo109083.html
General Info and stuff: #1 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2928.html
Oh and there's a picture kind of the Liberator but not really the Liberator. It's a banner, okay. https://www.masshist.org/database/56?ft=Boston%20Abolitionists,%201831-1865&from=/features/boston-abolitionists/garrison-liberator&noalt=1