Abolitionist Series


Below you will find discussions and lectures curated around the Abolitionist movement. 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. As one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society, he promoted “immediate emancipation” of slaves in the United States.

Great American orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass was a fierce supporter of the Republican party and black civil and political rights. An eloquent man and a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology, Douglass became the most famed and widely traveled American orator of his time.


Below you will find discussions and lectures curated around the Abolitionist movement. 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. As one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society, he promoted “immediate emancipation” of slaves in the United States.

Great American orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass was a fierce supporter of the Republican party and black civil and political rights. An eloquent man and a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology, Douglass became the most famed and widely traveled American orator of his time.