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  • 1. Famous Abolitionists
  • 2. Quakers
    • Peaceful religious group in the North that opposed slavery
    • Assisted in the Underground Railroad
  • 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Exposed the horrors & brutality of slavery. Abolition movement gained sympathy in North.
    • Lincoln stated, “So this is the little woman who started this big war.”
  • 4. John Brown
    • Had 20 children
    • Led an unsuccessful slave revolt in Harper’s Ferry, VA
    • He & some of his sons were executed
  • 5. William Lloyd Garrison
    • Wrote The Liberator
    • Immediate emancipation w/out compensation to slave owners
  • 6. Fredrick Douglas
    • Wrote The North Star
    • Freedom through political means
  • 7. Harriet Tubman
    • Conductor of the Underground Railroad
    • Helped slaves escape to freedom
    • Became known as the Moses of her people
  • 8. Susan B. Anthony
    • Women’s right leader & abolitionist
  • 9. Grimke Sisters
    • Southern sisters that worked to end slavery
  • 10. Sojourner Truth
    • Women’s rights leader & abolitionist
    • Former slave
    • Famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”
  • 11. “ Ain’t I a Woman?”
    • “ That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman?” Excerpt