Abolitionist

  • (noun): A reformer who favors abolishing slavery.
    Synonyms: emancipationist

Some articles on abolitionist, abolitionists:

Constantine Richard Moorsom - Biography - Abolitionist
... In 1840, Moorsom attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London ... It was held at the Freemasons Hall on 12 June 1840 The meeting was attended by leading abolitionists from around the world ...
Henry Ingersoll Bowditch - Early Life and Introduction To Abolitionism
... observed the attempted lynching of William Lloyd Garrison and declared himself an abolitionist ... when we met after I had openly declared myself as one of the hated Abolitionists” (Bowditch 101) ... Bowditch was an active, passionate abolitionist ...
William Cooper Nell - Biography - Abolitionist Work
... He was dedicated to integration and opposed the separate abolitionist organizations for blacks and whites ... In his devotion to integration, he dismantled the abolitionist Massachusetts General Colored Association, which had been organized by his father ... for the ideals of Garrison throughout the abolitionist campaign ...
History Of Boston, Massachusetts - 19th Century - Abolitionists
... In 1831, William Lloyd Garrison founded The Liberator, an abolitionist newsletter, in Boston ... States, and established Boston as the center of the abolitionist movement ... the passing of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, Boston became a bastion of abolitionist thought ...
Mary Ann Mc Cracken - Abolitionist
... In many ways Mary Ann McCracken had outlived her generation, and she commented to a friend how "Belfast, once so celebrated for its love of liberty, is now so sunk in the love of filthy lucre that there are but 16 or 17 female anti-slavery advocates and not one man though several Quakers…and none to distribute papers to American emigrants but an old woman within 17 days of 89" ... At the age of 88 she was to be seen in Belfast docks, handing out anti-slavery leaflets to those boarding ships bound for the United States, where slavery was still practised ...

Famous quotes containing the word abolitionist:

    ...I am an abolitionist for the sake of my own race—Contact with the African degenerates our white race—I find the association with them injurious to my child—keenly as I watch to prevent it & his faithful nurse to help me ... She is a good woman & so are many of them—Still the race is a degraded one ...
    Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818–?)