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Abolitionists. By: Jack Morrison Period 6. Who were the abolitionists?. Wanted to put an end to slavery Opposed slavery for many different reasons Quakers were among first group of abolitionists

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By: Jack Morrison

Period 6

Who were the abolitionists
Who were the abolitionists?

Wanted to put an end to slavery

Opposed slavery for many different reasons

Quakers were among first group of abolitionists

Some thought that blacks should be treated as well as whites, but others didn’t support political and social equality for the blacks

William lloyd garrison
William Lloyd Garrison

One of the most outspoken and controversial leaders in the abolitionist movement

Began to publish an antislavery newspaper, the Liberator, in 1831

Helped create the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833

Later became the president of this society

American Anti-Slavery Society demanded immediate emancipation and racial quality for African Americans

Sarah and angelina grimk
Sarah and Angelina Grimké

Some of the best known antislavery activists of the 1830s

Rejected their parents support of slavery and moved to Philadelphia

Angelina attempted to bring other white southern women to case through her pamphlet, Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

Published in 1836

Sisters became first female members of American Anti Slavery Society

American anti slavery society
American Anti Slavery Society

Started in 1833

William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan were among those who founded it.

Frederick Douglass was a key leader of the society

250,000 members by 1838

Headquartered in New York City

Published a daily newspaper called the National Anti Slavery Standard in 1840

Abolition movement
Abolition Movement

Most well known abolition leaders came from New England

Some entered Liberty Party and also the Free Soil Party in 1840

Many abolitionists supported the republican party after 1854

Were interested in causes in political offices

Were happy when Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and when 13th amendment was added to Constitution in 1868

Other pictures
Other Pictures

An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

The Liberator

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the united states
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States

13th Amendment