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  • The Struggle Begins
  • Anti-slavery societies 
  • Atlantic slave trade ends in 1808
  • Frederick Douglass Speaks Out
  • Children are getting whipping, shackling, beating, mutilation, branding and/or imprisonment
  • No! No! No!
  • this is in 1792, when every state as far south as Virginia had antislavery societies.
  • Douglass Newspaper
  • I think this should be called North Star 
  • Congress passed a law that ended the Atlantic slave trade in 1808. Once it became illegal to import slaves, Northern shipping communities had no more interest in slavery. Northern textile mills, however, wanted the cheap cotton that slave labor in the South provided. Although slavery ended in the North by the early 1800s, many Northerners still accepted slavery.
  • Women Get Involved
  • I think we should help with the ending of slavery
  • Frederick Douglass, speaking at a meeting of abolitionists. Over six feet tall, Douglass spoke with a voice like thunder. When he described the cruel treatment of enslaved children, people cried. When he made fun of ministers who told slaves to love slavery, people laughed. When he finished, Garrison jumped up and cried, “Shall such a man be held a slave in a Christian land?” The crowd called out, “No! No! No!”
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Slavery needs to end now!!!!!!
  • A brilliant and independent thinker, Douglass eventually started his own newspaper, North Star. Its motto read, “Right is of no Sex—Truth is of no Color—God is the Father of us all, and we are all Brethren [brothers].”
  • Many women were inspired by religious reform movements to become involved in the fight against slavery. Like other abolitionists, they sometimes faced violence. When a young woman named Angelina Grimke spoke against slavery, an anti-abolition mob threw stones at her. When she kept speaking, they burned the building she was speaking in.
  • Some abolitionists, like Sojourner Truth, were former slaves. Truth had always been strongly spiritual and had preached throughout the North at religious meetings and on street corners. When she met Douglass and Garrison, their enthusiasm inspired her to speak out loudly about slavery. An outstanding speaker, Truth argued that God would end slavery peacefully.
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