William Lloyd Garrison

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  • Birth

    Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    Congress passes Embargo Act; Garrison family falls on hard times.
  • Abandoned

    William's father deserts the family. (Exact date unknown)
  • Newburyport Herald

    Newburyport Herald
    William begins working for the Newburyport Herald as a writer and editor. (Exact date unknown)
  • National Philanthropist

    National Philanthropist
    William starts working for the National Philanthropist with Benjamin Lundy. (Exact date unknown)
  • American Colonization Society

    American Colonization Society
    Joined an "abolistion movement" called the American Colonization Society--broke away from the group later after finding out that most of the group's intential purpouse was to actually preserve slavery. (Exact date unknown)
  • The Liberator

    The Liberator
    1st issue date published----Boston, Massachusetts
  • New Enlgand Antislavery Society

    William helped form this organization.
    (exact date unknown)
  • American Antislavery Society

    Garrison had a lot of new supporters and founded his own organization called the American Antislavery Society.
    (exact date unknown)
  • American Foreign and Antislavery Society.

     American Foreign and Antislavery Society.
    Defectors formed their own rival organization(s). (exact date unknown)
  • Publically Speaking

    Publically Speaking
    Garrison and former slave Frederick Douglas made a series of 40 anti-Union speeches in the Alleghenies. (exact date unknown)
  • The Constitution

    Publicly burned a copy of the Constitution because it permitted slavery. (exact date unknown)
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln passes the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • The Thirteenth Amendment

    William lived to see this amendment pass years before his final days.
  • Death

    New York City , NY
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    New York City , NY