Objective: To examine the
mid-19th century abolitionist
Abolitionists – people who
wanted to end slavery in the
Mr. Wenban 7th Social Studies
Binghamton East Middle
Abolitionist Movement
What was the social problem?
What were they fighting for?
How did they go about their movement?
What type of change did they cause?
· 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
Angelina and Sarah Grimké
· The Grimké sisters were daughters of a wealthy Southern
· They gave lectures throughout the U.S. on the evils of
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
“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
· Garrison also started the
New England Anti-Slavery
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)
Trail Sites in
New York
The John
Parker House
in Ripley, Ohio.
American History Public Policy
• 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.