Unit 6: Abolitionists

  • Arthur Tappan

    Arthur Tappan
    Tappan was a wealthy man who used his money for a great cause, fighting against slavery. He quickly fought his way up in the pyramid and made a name for himself in the movement. At some point in time he was working with William Lloyd Garrison, but split because Garrison's ways of revolting were very violent and harsh. His whole life was dedicated to the stop of slavery, which he successfully contributed to.
  • Sarah Moore Grimke

    Sarah Moore Grimke
    Even though Sarah Grimke fough against slavery as a young girl she was raised in aprominent slaveholding family. This is what led her to fight against it because she saw what they went through, and was horrified by it. She quickly influenced her younger sister Angelina. Leading the two to be very important key females of the abolitionists movement.
  • Lucretia Coffin Mott

    Lucretia Coffin Mott
    Not only did Mott fight for women, but she also fought against slavery. As a Quaker she taught at a local school and later married James Mott. She lectured people on abolition, but also many other subjects she fought for. When wanting to attend an the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London Mott was refused because she was a female. Therefore, leading her to fight for women's rights, very strongly.
  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth
    One of the most famous female abolitionsts of the 19th century, Ms. Truth greatly impacted the world around her. Born a slve, but later in 1827 given her freedom she quickly began to speak out against slavery. Also stading up for women's rights, she was widly famous for all that she did. Truth was never denied for being black by any fellow women's rights activists or abolitionists.
  • Elizur Wright

    Elizur Wright
    He was a well educated man and a leader of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Since he was so involved he had to blockade his doors for fear of the anti-abolitionists.
  • Angelina Grimke Weld

    Angelina Grimke Weld
    Angelina contrributed to this movement by lecturing and speaking out against slavery. She married Dwight weld who was equally involved in the abolitionist movement. However, due to health concerns she stopped lectureing, but never stopped fighting for the cause.Most importantely she spoke out against slavery to the legislature, making her the first woman ever to do so. In her doing so she brought many whites and balcks together.
  • William Lloyd Garrison

    William Lloyd Garrison
    William Garrison did so much in the abolitionsys movement that there is no way to explain how much he did. Publishing The Liberator he made it public that it was necessary for others to stand up against slavery.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    The publication of her most famous book, Unle Tom's Cabin in 1852 was the start to her fame. She began to speak out against slvery because of the loss of a son, which made her think about what it was like for slave familys when one was sold. Thus began the journey of the very influencial aboltionist.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Known for being one of the most sccessful "conductors" of the Undergruond Railroad, Harriet Tubman help more than 300 slaves runaway. Also as a runaway slave Tubman felt very stronly about the abolitioists movement.
  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass
    Probably one of the most famous abolitionists, Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave and fought for the freedom of not only hime, but others. He believed in using political tactics to work for abolition. He spoke against slavery and because of his expirence as a slve he was able to really let others know what is was like to be one. He had very different vies as Garrison, whcih caused a fall-out between the two. However, Douglass made a huge impact on the abolitionsts movement.
  • David Walker

    David Walker
    Walker was a free american american man who felt strongly about the abolitionists movement. However, white abolitionists felt that his radical doinggsg would harm the progress of the movement. He was able to spread his Appeal paphlet because of his background in trade. He was indeed like many who spoke out against slavery, hated by many.