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William Lloyd Garrison. Sam Bleifer Andrew Brodrick. Biography. Born on December 10th, 1805 in Newburyport, Masschussetts When he was 3, his father abandoned his family. Lived with a Baptist deacon for a portion of his childhood and recieved and rudimentary education.

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William lloyd garrison
William Lloyd Garrison

  • Sam Bleifer

  • Andrew Brodrick


Biography
Biography

  • Born on December 10th, 1805 in Newburyport, Masschussetts

  • When he was 3, his father abandoned his family.

  • Lived with a Baptist deacon for a portion of his childhood and recieved and rudimentary education.

  • 1814- he reunites with his mother and starts to learn how to become a shoemaker.

  • He failed at becoming a shoemaker and tried to become a cabinetmaker, but failed once again.

  • When he turned 13, he got an apprenticeship to become a journalist, this apprenticeship was 7 years long

  • After he completed his apprenticeship, he borrowed money and purchased the Newburyport Essex Courant, after 6 months, the paper runs out of business

  • Moves to Boston in 1828 and becomes a printer and editor for the National Philanthropist, a paper dedicated to reform, soon after joining, he leaves the paper to become an editor of the Genius of Emancipation

  • He died on May 24th, 1879 in New York City


Information about abolition
Information About Abolition

  • The abolitionist movement was a philosophical movement with the belief that slavery was morally wrong.

  • Abolitionists were often viewed as being controversial, and were often times outcasted.

  • In particular the southern states were hostile to the movement, while the north was viewed as a haven for the philosophy.


Contributions of garrison to the abolition movement
Contributions of Garrison to the Abolition Movement

  • Was a writer for the newspaper the Liberator, where he would explain his views on slavery

  • Co-editor of the anti-slvery paper The Genius of Universal Emancipation

  • Believed that blacks should have every right that a white man should have, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”

  • In 1832, he organized the New England Anti-Slavery Society, a year later, he formed the American Slavery Society

  • Felt that the Society should not associate itself with political parties

  • Believed that the Constitution was a document that supported slavery

  • Supported the Emancipation Proclamation

  • Burned a copy of the Constitution in public

  • Made 40 anit-Union speeches with Frederick Douglass by in 1847


Effect of his contributions to abolition
Effect of His Contributions to Abolition

  • He helped unite many Abolitionists in New England (initially) and eventually Abolitionists around the country

  • Changed peoples’ views on Abolition

  • Spread the ideals of Abolition throughout the country



Works cited

Abolition”. Library of Congress. n.p. n.d. Web. 1 April 2013.

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam005.html

“People and Events: William Lloyd Garrison”. PBS. PBS. n.d. Web. 17 March 2013.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1561.html

“William Lloyd Garrison”. Biography.com. A+E Television Networks, LLC. n.d. Web. 17 March 2013.

http://www.biography.com/people/william-lloyd-garrison-9307251

“28a. William Lloyd Garrison and the Liberator”. US History.org. n.p. n.d. Web. 17 March 2013.

http://www.ushistory.org/us/28a.asp

“The ‘Infidelity’ of Abolitionism”. William Lloyd Garrison. n.p. 21 December 1855. Web. 1 April 2013.

http://fair-use.org/the-liberator/1855/12/21/the-infidelity-of-abolitionism

“District of Columbia”. William Lloyd Garrison. n.p. 1 January 1831. Web. 1 April 2013.

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