Henry Highland Garnet, prominent Black abolitionist. Garnet was born into slavery before his family escaped to freedom in New York City. As an activist, he famously called for slaves to take up arms against their masters, particularly in his 1843 speech, "An Address to the Slaves of the United States."
William Lloyd Garrison (December 10, 1805 – May 24, 1879) was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, and was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He promoted "immediate emancipation" of slaves in the United States. Garrison was also a prominent voice for the women's suffrage movement.
National Anti-Slavery Standard was the official weekly newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society, an abolitionist society founded in 1833 by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan to spread their movement across the nation with printed materials. Frederick Douglass was a key leader of this society and often addressed meetings at its New York City headquarters.
William_Lloyd_Garrison_at_National_Portrait_Gallery_IMG_4392-min White Abolitionists Ran the Movement According to Amherst College Black Studies professor David Blight, the issue of race carried over into the abolitionist movement. While white and Black abolitionists wanted to get rid of slavery, they often disagreed on how. In many cases, white abolitionists dominated the movement. “And it was also especially frustrating to Black abolitionists to deal sometimes with the kinds…