Abolitionist Movement Essay

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Abolitionist Movement, reform movement during the 18th and 19th centuries. Often called the antislavery movement, it sought to end the enslavement of Africans and people of African descent in Europe, the Americans, and Africa itself. It also aimed to end the Atlantic slave trade carried out in the Atlantic Ocean between Africa, Europe, and the Americans. Black resistance was the most important factor. Since the 1500s Africans and persons of African descent had attempted to free themselves from slavery by force. Which let to revolts that are called Antislavery Organizations. The abolitionist movement includes things like colonization, antislavery newspaper, and there is some famous abolitionist.
American Antislavery Society was an …show more content…

In 1831, Garrison published the first edition of the “The Liberator”. The newspaper was only successful due to the free blacks who subscribed it. Approximately 75% of the readers were free blacks.
Another important paper was the “The North Star”. The most famous African American in antebellum America was Frederick Douglass, and escaped slave from Maryland who achieved renown in the North as antislavery lecturer and writer. Douglass began his abolitionist career with Garrison, but he broke with Garrison in the late 1840s over the efficacy of politics. Douglass believed that black people themselves must led in the movement for their own liberation, which is one reason why he founded a new abolitionist newspaper, the “The North Star”, in Rochester, New York, in 1847. The paper also carried a good deal of material designed to support the scattered community of free black in the North (December 22, 1848).
The newspaper influenced others to make a change like the famous abolitionist David Walker. Walker was born in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1796. He aroused slaves in the south into rebelling against their masters. Since his mother was free, Garrison also was a freed slave, but he still witnessed first-hand degradations and injustices of slavery in Boston. He began to associate with prominent black activists. He also joined institutions that denounced slavery in the south and discrimination in the north. By the end of 1828, he became Boston’

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