Efforts of abolitionist America's Past

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  • 1. OBJECTIVE •Students will be able toexamine the efforts of a few abolitionist in order toevaluate their effectiveness in abolishing slavery.
  • 2. EFFORTS OFABOLITIONISTS
  • 3. FREDERICK DOUGLASS:FEBRUARY 17, 1818 – FEBRUARY 20, 1895)• Frederick Douglass was born into slavery. Douglass eventually escaped slavery and worked with William Lloyd Garrison.
  • 4. • He had learned to read and write while in captivity so he was able to use those skills to help show how slavery was not like the southerners made it sound.
  • 5. • He also worked with the Anti-Slavery Society. Frederick Douglass wrote for the Liberator. He wrote articles and made speeches against slavery.
  • 6. • He also published and autobiography, The Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. The autobiography was published in 1845.
  • 7. He moved to Rochester, New York, andbegan publishing a newspaper, the North Star.
  • 8. • Douglass continued to fight for the freedom of slaves. Frederick Douglass died in 1882 after a long illness. His voice continued to be heard long after his death.
  • 9. One of the most important Black Americans in the history of the country was Frederick Douglass.
  • 10. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE AND UNCLE TOM’S CABIN 1852
  • 11. Harriet Beecher Stowe was a woman whowas born in Connecticut and grew up in a large religious family.
  • 12. In Cincinnati she met fugitive slaves and she learned about the horrors of slavery in the south. She wanted to prove that slavery was wrong.
  • 13. To prove that slavery was wrong, she published a book called Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The book was about an old slave named Tom.
  • 14. In the book Tom was separated from his wife andbought and sold three times, his last owner beat him to death. The book was published in 1852.
  • 15. This book had a very high influence toward antislavery. Uncle Tom’s Cabin made southerners very mad but the northerners liked the book. Over 2 million copies were sold in just ten years.
  • 16. THE AMERICAN ANTI- SLAVERY SOCIETY (1833–1870)
  • 17. The American Anti-slavery Society was founded by William Lloyd Garrison and his followers in 1833. Garrison not only believed in equality for African Americans but also for equality of women.
  • 18. • Garrison and the American Anti- slavery Society were writing pamphlets. They also sent petitions to congress asking them to end government support of slavery.
  • 19. • One of the main goals of the American Anti- slavery Society was to spread anti- slavery written works throughout the north and Midwest.
  • 20. They even published an anti-slavery newspaper called “The Liberator.”
  • 21. The American Anti-slavery Society not only played a huge roll in the emancipation of slaves but gaining rights for them to.
  • 22. WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISONDECEMBER 13,1805 - MAY 24,1879
  • 23. When William was 25 he joined the Abolition movement, and for a short time he becameinvolves in the American Colonization Society.
  • 24. • This group believed that free blacks should immigrate to an area on the west coast of Africa. But then around 1829-1830 William rejected colonization, apologizing for his error.
  • 25. THEN IN 1831, WILLIAM RETURNED TO NEW ENGLANDAND CREATED A WEEKLY ANTI-SLAVERY NEWSPAPER CALLED "THE LIBERATOR".
  • 26. HE PUBLISHED WEEKLY ISSUES IN BOSTON FOR 35YEARS. HE HAD ABOUT 3,000 SUBSCRIBERS MOST OF WHOM WERE AFRICAN AMERICANS.
  • 27. Garrison was facing fierce resistance for his beliefabout the slaves. Garrison believed that all slaves should be emancipated as quickly as possible.
  • 28. • The legislature from South Carolina offered a reward of $1,500(about $25,000 today) to those who identified the distributors of the paper. The Liberator ran from January 1st 1831 to January 1st 1866.
  • 29. YOU WILL NOW TAKE THE ASSESSMENT, CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW. LOG ON TO THE SITE AND TAKE THE EFFORTS OF ABOLITIONISTS ASSESSMENT.