Abolitionism was a political movement that sought to abolish the practice of slavery and the worldwide slave trade. It began during the period of the Enlightenment and grew to large proportions in several nations during the 19th century, largely succeeding in its goals. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abolitionism"
The American Anti-Slavery Group is an abolitionist group fighting slavery in the modern world. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Anti-Slavery Group"
The American Anti-Slavery Society ( 1833- 1870) was founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan. Frederick Douglass was a key leader of the society and often spoke at its meetings. William Wells Brown was another freed slave who often spoke at meetings. By 1835, the society had 1,000 local chapters with around 150,000 members. Famous members included Theodore Dwight Weld, Lewis Tappan, Lydia Child, Maria Weston Chapman, Henry Highland Garnet, Samuel Cornish, James Forten, Charles Lenox Remond, Robert Purvis, and Wendell Phillips. The society was the scene for many disagreements between Garrison and prominent New York and midwestern abolitionists. One issue between the two sides was whether abolitionists should enter politics as a distinct party. Another issue concerned the role of women in the abolitionist movement. Garrison urged that positions equal to men be given to women. A minority of pro-feminist delegates left the society as a result. One party that formed from the disagreements concerning Garrison's leadership was the United States Liberty Party, a separate anti-slavery society that broke away from the American Anti-slavery Society. The disruption of the American Anti-Slavery Society did not however cause any great deal of damage to abolitionism. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Anti-Slavery Society"
Anti-Slavery International is a charity and lobby group, based in the United Kingdom. It was founded as the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in 1839. It was established to campaign against the modern practice of slavery. It is the UK affiliate of Free the Slaves and works entirely combating Slavery and related abuse. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anti-Slavery International"
A publication for the Anti-Slavery Society, now Anti-Slavery International that was established by Zachary Macaulay in 1825. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anti-Slavery Reporter"
The Emancipation of the British West Indies was proposed as early as 1787, but was not achieved until the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. ...more on Wikipedia about "Emancipation of the British West Indies"
Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences ( 1792) is a notable oil-on-canvas American painting. The Library Company of Philadelphia, a private lending library founded in the mid- 18th century, commissioned the artist Samuel Jennings (an ex-Philadelphian living in London) to create a work depicting "the figure of Liberty (with her Cap and proper Insignia) displaying the arts" in a representation of slavery and the abolitionist movement. ...more on Wikipedia about "Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences" www.shortopedia.com - Go in quickly.
The Slavery Abolition Act was an 1833 act of the British Parliament abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire. ...more on Wikipedia about "Slavery Abolition Act"
The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage was the first American abolition society, formed April 14, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first president was James Baldwin. It was reorganized in 1784. It was incorporated in 1789 as the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage and for Improving the Condition of the African Race. At some point after 1785, Benjamin Franklin became the organization's president. The society asked him to bring the matter of slavery to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which Franklin eventually chose not to do. ...more on Wikipedia about "Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage"
On June 2, 1537, Pope Paul III promulgated the encyclical Sublimus Dei, which declares the natives of the New World to be rational beings with souls who must not be enslaved or robbed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sublimus Dei"
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