Objective: To examine the
mid-19th century abolitionist
movement.
Abolitionists – people who
wanted to end slavery in the
U.S.
Mr. Wenban 7th Social Studies
Binghamton East Middle
Abolitionist Movement
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What was the social problem?
What were they fighting for?
How did they go about their movement?
What type of change did they cause?
Frederick
Douglass
· Douglass taught
himself how to read
as a child before
escaping slavery.
· He lectured
against slavery
throughout the U.S.
and Great Britain.
· Douglass also started the anti-slavery newspaper The North
Star.
Angelina and Sarah Grimké
· The Grimké sisters were daughters of a wealthy Southern
slaveholder.
· They gave lectures throughout the U.S. on the evils of
slavery.
Underground
Railroad – secret
network of
people who
helped runaway
slaves to reach
freedom in the
North or Canada
· Harriet Tubman lead over 300
slaves to freedom.
Harriet Tubman
Quotations:
“I had reasoned this out in my
mind, there was one of two
things I had a right to, liberty
or death; if I could not have
one, I would have the other.”
“I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to
welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a
strange land.”
“Quakers almost as good as colored.... They call themselves
friends and you can trust them every time.”
William Lloyd Garrison
· Garrison was a white
abolitionist who started the
anti-slavery newspaper the
Liberator.
· Garrison also started the
New England Anti-Slavery
Society.
In the very first issue of his anti-slavery newspaper, the
Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison stated, "I do not wish to
think, or speak, or write, with moderation. . . . I am in
earnest -- I will not equivocate -- I will not excuse -- I will
not retreat a single inch -- AND I WILL BE HEARD."
“Save Us John Parker” dramatizes a family’s escape and
rescue from slavery by John Parker, documented in his
biography, His Promised Land. (video – 7:54)
Underground
Railroad
Heritage
Trail Sites in
New York
State
The John
Parker House
in Ripley, Ohio.
American History Public Policy
Analyst
• As public policy analysts you will use the
AHPPA to identify the social problem and
complete the first worksheet. Second, gather
the evidence the social problem and
complete the second worksheet.
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Abolitionists