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I Am An Abolitionist. What is an abolitionist ?. One who works to abolish schools. One who works to abolish fat. One who works to abolish slavery. If you selected choice # 3. You are correct!!!! An abolitionist is someone who works to abolish slavery. .

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What is an abolitionist
What is an abolitionist ?

  • One who works to abolish schools.

  • One who works to abolish fat.

  • One who works to abolish slavery.


If you selected choice 3
If you selected choice # 3

You are correct!!!!

An abolitionist is someone who works to abolish slavery.



Facts on the abolitionist movement
Facts on the Abolitionist Movement

  • Most abolitionists were white.

  • Quakers were the first to speak out against slavery.

  • Most abolitionists lived in New England.

  • Free African Americans joined the movement.

  • Former enslaved African Americans joined.

  • They worked to bring an end to slavery by publicizing its evils.


More facts
More facts

  • Through their newspapers, books, and speaking tours, they worked to influence public opinion against slavery.

  • Dec. 4, 1833 the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS) met in Philadelphia.

  • They met for 3 days and developed a plan of action.


The AASS called for immediate abolition of slavery and the elevation of the condition of African Americans.


Abolitionists
Abolitionists elevation of the condition of African Americans


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Abolitionists elevation of the condition of African Americans


More facts important abolitionists
More facts……..… elevation of the condition of African AmericansImportant Abolitionists

  • William Lloyd Garrison

  • James Forten

  • Frederick Douglass

  • Sojurner Truth

  • Angelina and Sarah Grimke

  • Harriet Tubman

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe


More abolitionist
More Abolitionist elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • John Greenleaf Whittier

  • Elijah P. Lovejoy

    Okay, Okay…..I’ll stop with the list. Let’s focus on 5 individuals from the list.


William lloyd garrison
William Lloyd Garrison elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • Joined the abolitionist movement at the age of 25.

  • He fought against slavery for 35 years.

  • Published his anti-slavery newspaper “Liberator” for

    20 years.

  • He called for the immediate end to slavery.


Garrison continued
Garrison continued… elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • He was one of the most controversial and outspoken leaders of the movement.

  • Next, Frederick Douglass


Frederick douglass
Frederick Douglass elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey.

  • Taught to read and write by his slave masters mistress.

  • Escaped slavery at the age of 20.

  • Became one of the most important African American leaders of his time.

  • Published an anti-slavery newspaper called The North Star.


Douglass continued
Douglass continued….. elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • His public speaking skills impressed the AASS so, that they asked him to give regular lectures.

  • He called for justice for all oppressed people regardless of their race, nationally, or sex.

  • Instrumental in the changing of the U.S. government policy on allowing African Americans into the armed forces during the Civil War.

    Thirdly, the Grimke Sisters


Angelina and sarah grimke
Angelina and Sarah Grimke elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • Born into a wealthy slaveholding family in Charleston, SC.

  • Rejected their parents’ view of slavery and moved North to support the abolition movement.

  • They became the first female members of the AASS.

  • They were criticized for their willingness to speak out against slavery by people who believed women should not speak out in public.


Angelina and sarah continued
Angelina and Sarah continued.. elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • In 1836, Angelina wrote the “Appeal to Christian Women of the South, ” it was her attempt to bring other women into the movement.

  • Also in 1836, Sarah wrote the “An Epistle to the Clergy of the Southern States.”

  • Their powerful works had a huge impact on the South because it was the first time such works had been written by southerners for southerners.


Harriet beecher stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • Lived from 1811-1896

  • Best known today as the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • Galvanize the abolitionist cause and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.

    • Uncle Tom's Cabin sold over 10,000 copies in the first week and was a best seller of its day.

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin humanized slavery by telling the story of individuals and families.

    • Harriet portrayed the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse endured by enslaved people.

  • Many readers criticized Harriet because she had never visited the South.


Stowe continued
Stowe Continued… elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • According to legend, when Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862 he said, "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this Great War!"

  • The Civil War grew out of a mixture of causes including regional conflicts between North and South, economic trends, and humanitarian concerns for the welfare of enslaved people.

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin contributed to the outbreak of war because it brought the evils of slavery to the attention of Americans more vividly than any other book had done before.


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Harriet Beecher Stowe elevation of the condition of African Americans


Harriet tubman
Harriet Tubman elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • Born a slave

    • Maryland's Dorchester County around 1820

  • Most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors”

    • 19 trips into the South

    • Escorted over 300 slaves to freedom

    • She "never lost a single passenger.“

    • Called the “Black Moses” for leading her people out of slavery.


Tubman continued
Tubman Continued… elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • Tubman resolved to run away. She set out one night on foot. With some assistance from a friendly white woman, Tubman was on her way. She followed the North Star by night, making her way to Pennsylvania and soon after to Philadelphia, where she found work and saved her money. The following year she returned to Maryland and escorted her sister and her sister's two children to freedom. She made the dangerous trip back to the South soon after to rescue her brother and two other men. On her third return, she went after her husband, only to find he had taken another wife. Undeterred, she found other slaves seeking freedom and escorted them to the North.


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Tubman Continued… elevation of the condition of African Americans

  • By 1856, Tubman's capture would have brought a $40,000 reward from the South. On one occasion, she overheard some men reading her wanted poster, which stated that she was illiterate. She promptly pulled out a book and feigned reading it. The ploy was enough to fool the men.

  • During the Civil War Harriet Tubman worked for the Union as a cook, a nurse, and even a spy. After the war she settled in Auburn, New York, where she would spend the rest of her long life. She died in 1913.


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Harriet Tubman elevation of the condition of African Americans


It is enough for me…..that every yoke is broken, and every bondmen is set free.

William Lloyd Garrison

1865


Now you know something about the abolitionist movement
Now you know something about the Abolitionist Movement bondmen is set free.

  • Check out the following websites to learn even more.

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

  • http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/links/slave.htm


Works cited
Works Cited bondmen is set free.

  • Middleton, Stephen and Stokes,Charlotte.TheAfrican American Experience: A History. Globe Fearon, Inc.:New Jersey

  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html

  • http://www.biography-center.com


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