The Work of Three Major Abolitionists: Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison and John Brown

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The modern American abolition movement emerged in the early 1830s as a by-product of religious revivalism popularly known as the Second Great Awakening. Revivalistic tenets led abolitionists to see slavery as the product of sin and to demand emancipation as the price of repentance. A tenet is a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true; especially one held in common by members of an organization, movement, or profession. Abolitionists recognized that slavery received moral support from racial prejudice, and they lobbied to overturn the nations racially discriminatory practices. During the 1830s, abolitionists tried to reach and convert a mass audience. The main mission of these people was that they attempted to achieve…show more content…
After he told his story, he was encouraged to become an anti-slavery lecturer. Many of the men on the counsel were very impressed and said that he had the fearlessness of William Lloyd Garrison. In one of his many incredible speeches he said the famous quote “ We have in this nation the element of domestic slavery. The Republican Party think it wrong-we think it is a moral, a social, and a political wrong… that affects the existence of the whole nation’. This quote shows how in Douglass point of view that it was the North’s calling to go into the South and stop slavery. Not only did Douglass think that slavery was a moral wrong he felt like the process of slavery hurt the Nation as a whole. Douglass wrote books published articles in magazines and did whatever he could to try to get the message out to the American people that this wicked, cruel process that went on in the South was like a beast if it was unleashed it could mean trouble for everyone. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.’1-Fredrick Douglass: This quote talks about how the more you fail the greater the chances will be that the next generation or the next generation could possibly succeed. Fredrick Douglass voice at first was not heard but it gradually increased until it was like a roar and everyone knew what his message was. The key reason as to why he was a major abolitionist was that he knew firsthand what it felt like to be an American slave. Frederick Douglass would continue his active

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