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Unformatted text preview: “You must be the change you want to see in your life.” 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." 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....
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- Spring '11
- William Lloyd Garrison, Abolitionism