The Abolition Movement

Video Segment |05:14

The Abolition Movement

Video Segment |05:14

Outlines the development of the anti-slavery movement in the first half of the 19th century, and summarizes the roles of some of the most-influential abolitionists, such as Frederick Douglas, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elijah Lovejoy, and Sojourner Truth. The segment discusses the role of "The Liberator" in exposing the horrifying nature of slavery, and highlights some of the desperately violent responses to the abolition movement in the North, such as the destruction of a black orphanage.

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Related Topics

  • abolition
  • activists
  • African American
  • American history
  • antebellum
  • Black history
  • Civil War
  • cultural reform
  • Frederick Douglas
  • fugitive slave
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

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