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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
  • 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.


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


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


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


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


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

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