"Shall such a man be held a slave in a christian land?!"
"No! No! No!"
Back around roughly 1770 to the late 1800's slavery was a big concern. many northerners opposed it while many southern states liked it. The slaves were a big help to cotton farmers in the southeastern states where cotton mass mass produced. The slaves worked from sun up to sun down earning little pay which benefited the slave owners. This was known as the removal of slavery.
William Lloyd Garrison and 'The Liberator'
"I am in earnest! I will not equivoate! I will not excuse! i will not retreat a single inch! and i will be heard!"
in 1792 every state as south as Virginia had anti-slavery societies. In 1808 it became illegal to to import slaves. While slavery ended in the north by early 1800's but still many Northerns still accepted slavery. Many slave owners were in fear that slavery would come to an end. They fought to keep slavery legalized.
Women Get Involved
"Its time to end slavery!"
Slavery was a big deal, many reformers such as Frederick Douglass, a former slave fought to end slavery. This was known as the abolitionist movement. Fredrick Douglass played a key role in the steps leading up to the removal of slavery.
The Ending of Slavery
"Were finally free!!!!!!"
'The Liberator' was a newspaper called for the end slavery and equality to all African Americans. It was released by a deeply religious man named William Lloyd Garrison in the early 1830's. He helped abolitionist gain public attention. This brought much attention and supporters to their side.
Many women were inspired by religious reform movements to get involved in ending slavery. Like many abolitionist, they faced violence, a young woman named Angelina Grimke spoke out against slavery and got stones thrown at her. When she kept speaking they burnt down the building she was speaking in.
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Due to people like Douglass, Garrison and Grimke slavery came to a halt in 1865. Their bravery and courage got the attention of many and persuaded the U.S. citizens to get the government to ban slavery. Their efforts were long but sucuessful, they changed the northerners attitudes towards slavery. Their efforts also lead into equal rights for women.