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William Lloyd Garrison, famous abolitionist, suffragist and publisher of the newspaper 'The Liberator'. Taken from shacklesofyesterday.org.

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On Aug. 22 1843, a national convention of black men was held in Buffalo, NY. Minister and Freedom Fighter Henry Highland Garnet delivers his famous “Call to Rebellion” speech. He calls on slaves to not wait to sway their masters to end slavery, but to rise up against them in rebellion. Other activist such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison denounce his speech as radical.

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¤ 'The Liberator Commenced...' William Lloyd Garrison abolitionist banner, 1831 (oil on silk) I will not Retreat a Single Inch; And I will be Heard; antislavery flag. American School, (19th century) / © Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, USA / Bridgeman Images

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One hour of American slavery is fraught with more misery than ages of that which we rose in rebellion to oppose. by Boston Public Library, via Flickr

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William Lloyd Garrison / Garrison was an uncompromising and outspoken critic of slavery and hypocrisy, who was especially critical of church complicity with slavery, not only in the South but in the North.

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Sisters Sarah Grimke and Angelina Grimke Weld were unlikely abolitionists, growing up to slave-holding parents splitting time between a stately townhouse in Charleston and a plantation in Beaufort. After the Civil War, they also took up activism for women's rights.

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Members of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, with well-known abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison seated bottom right.