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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass  

(c. 1817–95)US Black abolitionist. Born in slavery in Maryland, he made his escape to the free states in 1838. In 1841 he became an agent for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and a prominent ...
John Brown

John Brown  

(1800–59)US abolitionist. Fired by a mixture of religious fanaticism and a violent hatred of slavery, Brown was responsible for the Pottawatomie massacre, in which five pro-slavery men were murdered. ...
Lyman Beecher

Lyman Beecher  

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(1775–1863),American Protestant minister. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, he went to Yale University, where he came under the influence of its first president, Timothy Dwight (1752–1817) and the ...
Theodore Dwight Weld

Theodore Dwight Weld  

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(1803–95),Massachusetts reformer, was a disciple of Charles Stuart and himself the earliest and most influential of American Abolitionists. His speeches and campaigning in New York, Ohio, the ...
William Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison  

(1805–79),spearhead of New England Abolitionism, was born in Newburyport, Mass. During 1829–30 he edited The Genius of Universal Emancipation with Benjamin Lundy at Baltimore, but after imprisonment ...
William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce  

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(1759–1833).Evangelical philanthropist and anti‐slavery campaigner. Born in Hull, the son of a merchant, and educated at Cambridge, he was MP for Hull (1780), Yorkshire (1784–1812), and Bramber ...

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