His childhood kind of sucked. But his early career didn't suck

Garrison's father left his family when he was young and so his family was left with very small income and Garrison had to work for most of his childhood.

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.

Also here's a cool quote, man

"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."

This is some nice art on The Liberator, I like it, There's a white Jesus dude saving black people and he's about to slap a white guy. He might be a slave owner or something.

The significance of his work

William Lloyd Garrison spoke out against slavery for 35 years, and hawt dayum did he rally and the little anti slavery geese.

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.