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WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON 1 Running head: WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON Allen Brown February 19 th 2010 HIS 103 American History Pre 1877
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WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON 2 William Lloyd Garrison “You must be the change you want to see in your life.” (About.com) This quote, from Gandhi, embodied William Lloyd Garrison’s desire for change. “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." (Later Life) This was the first line of the first edition of The Liberator, an anti-slavery newspaper which Garrison published for three decades. In a time where most Americans were turning a blind eye to a blaring social issue, William Garrison stood strong, openly “shouting from the roof top” that slavery was wrong and that emancipation for all slaves was needed, this idea was not popular anywhere in America including in the northern states where the general feeling was against slavery. Other than the Liberator William Garrison was heavily involved in many groups and societies formed around the ideas of freedom, Garrison made it his life work to see slavery come to an end. Inspired by revivalism, William Garrison wanted immediate emancipation for all slaves. In 1831 William Garrison began publication of the Liberator , an anti-slavery news paper. The publication of the Liberator ran for 35 years. The Liberator was considered Garrisons greatest contribution to the
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WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON 3 abolitionist movement. (Gerteis, 1980) The publication was Garrison's vehicle for informing the nation of the evils of slavery and the need for abolition. Garrison was able to make
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