Abolition and Garrison Bicentennial Series

Lectures curated around Abolition and the bicentennial of William Lloyd Garrison's birth.

From 1831 through the Civil War, Boston was the center of the radical abolition movement in the United States. Famed Boston abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the radical abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, and as 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 and a notable critic of the prevailing conservative religious orthodoxy that supported slavery and opposed suffrage for women.

Lectures curated around Abolition and the bicentennial of William Lloyd Garrison's birth.

From 1831 through the Civil War, Boston was the center of the radical abolition movement in the United States. Famed Boston abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the radical abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, and as 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 and a notable critic of the prevailing conservative religious orthodoxy that supported slavery and opposed suffrage for women.