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46 Notable Abolitionist Peacemakers

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1851 = Median birth year + 50 years

1603-1683 - Roger Williams - Theologian. First American proponent of religious freedom & separation of church & state. "Arguably the first abolitionist in North America."

1700

1720-1772 - John Woolman - Opposed slavery. Wrote "Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes" in 1754.

1723-1808 - Theophilus Lindsey - English theologian & clergyman. Founded the first avowedly Unitarian congregation in England, at Essex Street Chapel in London.

1725

1725-1807 - John Newton - Sailor & slave ship captain. Convert to evangelical Christianity. Became a clergyman. Renounced slavery. Wrote "Amazing Grace" in 1779.

c1735-1807 - Prince Hall - Abolitionist. Founder of "Black Freemasonry."

c1745-1797 - Olaudah Equiano - Slave who purchased his own freedom. Became author, merchant & explorer. Influenced enactment of Slave Trade Act of 1807.

1749-1830 - Samuel Doak - Presbyterian clergyman & educator. Pioneer abolitionist. Called "the apostle of learning & religion in the West." Home in Greenville, TN, is a museum.

1750

1759-1833 - William Wilberforce - MP & philanthropist. Evangelical Christian. Campaigned 26 years against slave trade until passage of Slave Trade Act of 1807.

1760-1831 - Richard Allen - Bought own freedom. Abolitionist in Philadelphia. Founder in 1816 of African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME).
1760-1846 - Thomas Clarkson - Abolitionist. Helped found Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1787.

1775

1780-1857 - Isaac L. Anderson - Presbyterian minister & abolitionist. Founder in 1819 of Southern & Western Theological Seminary in Maryville, TN (now Maryville College).

1782-1820 - Elihu Embree - Published "The Emancipator," first aboltionist newspaper in USA. His home SW of Telford, TN, was hiding place for runaway slaves. Died age 38.

1789-1839 - Benjamin Lundy - Abolitionist. Established several anti-slavery newspapers. Started the abolutionist movement in 1815.

1793-1859 - Joseph Sturge - Abolitionist. Funded British & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. Helped found Free Villages in Jamaica. 1793-1880 - Lucretia Coffin Mott. - Abolitionist, social reformer & proponent of women's rights. Click here for Quaker monuments.
1793-1886 - John Rankin - Presbyterian minister, educator & abolitionist. Conductor on Underground Railway on Ohio River. Influenced William Lloyd Garrison & others.

1795-1852 - Frances Wright - Freethinker & abolitionist. Founded interracial commune of Nashoba in Tennessee (USA) in 1825.
1795-1884 - Joshua Reed Giddings - Statesman from Ohio. Prominent opponent of slavery.

c1797-1883 - Sojourner Truth - Abolitionist & women's rights activist. Born into slavery. Delivered "Ain't I a Woman?" speech in 1851.

1798-1877 - Levi Coffin - Abolitionist & businessman. Nicknamed "President of Underground RR." His home in Indiana called "Grand Central Station of Underground RR."

1799-1882 - Franšois-Auguste Biard - Painter & abolitionist against Atlantic slave trade. Travelled around the world. 1840 painting "Slave Trade" at Underground RR Museum.

1800

1800-1859 - John Brown - Abolitionist. Led Pottawatomie Massacre & Harpers Ferry Raid. Called "misguided fanatic" by A.Lincoln.
1800-1889 - Erastus Hussey - Leading abolitionist. "Stationmaster" on Underground Railroad. A Republican Party founder.

1801 = Median birth year

1802-1837 - Elijah Parish Lovejoy - Presbyterian minister & journalist. Edited abolitionist newspaper "Alton Observer." Killed by pro-slavery mob.

1804-1878 - George Thompson - Abolitionist & civil rights advocate.

1805-1879 - William Lloyd Garrison - Abolitionist. Helped found American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833 in Philadelphia.
1805-1879 - Angelina GrimkÚ Weld - Abolitionist & suffragist. From slave-owning family in South Carolina. Sister of Sarah GrimkÚ.

1806-1875 - Martha Coffin Wright. - Abolitionist & women's rights advocate. Sister of Lucretia Coffin Mott.

1809-1965 - Abraham Lincoln - 16th US president 1861-65. Led the USA through the Civil War. Preserved the Union. Ended slavery. Assassinated.

1810-1860 - Theodore Parker - Preacher, abolitionist & Transcendentalist. Supported John Brown (qv).
1810-1879 - Elihu Burritt - Opposed slavery, worked for temperance & tried to achieve world peace. Burritt College named for him in Spencer, Tennessee, in 1848. P
1810-1898 - Robert Purvis - Abolitionist. Mother was "free woman of color. Father was an immigrant from England. Click here for monuments related to slavery.

1811-1984 - Wendell Phillips - Abolitionist & advocate for Native Americans. Namesake of William Lloyd Garrison's son.
1811-1889 - John Bright - Helped found Anti-Corn Law League. Click here for monuments related to slavery.
1811-1996 - Harriet Beecher Stowe - Abolitionist. Wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852. Sister of Henry Ward Beecher (qv).

1813-1887 - Henry Ward Beecher - Clergyman, social reformer & abolitionist. Tried for adultery. "The Most Famous Man in America."

1816-1884 - William Wells Brown - Abolitionist & writer. Former slave.

1818-1893 - Lucy Stone - Abolitionist & suffragist. First Massachusetts woman to earn college degree. First recorded US woman to retain own last name after marriage.
c1818-1895 - Frederick Douglass - Newspaper editor & abolitionist. Former slave. First Black to visit the White House? Wrote "classic" autobiography in 1845. See slavery monuments.

1819-1897 - Julia Ward Howe - Abolitionist. Wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic" 1862 & anti-war Mother's Day Proclamation 1870. Wife of Samuel Gridley Howe (qv). P

1820-1913 - Harriet Tubman - African-American abolitionist & humanitarian. Helped run Underground Railroad. See slavery monuments.

1823-1911 - Thomas Wentworth Higginson - Minister, author & militant abolitionist. Colonel in 1st federal African-American regiment.
1823-1912 - Robert Collyer - Clergyman. Opposed slavery. Worked for US Sanitary Commission during Civil War.

1825

1825-1901 - Laura Matilda Towne - Abolitionist, educator & homeopathic physician. With Ellen Murray founded Penn School for freed slaves on St. Helena Island, SC, in 1862.

1832-1907 - Moncure Daniel Conway - Abolitionist & author. Minister of South Place Ethical Society in London (England).

1842-1932 - Anna Elizabeth Dickinson - Orator, abolitionist & suffragist. First woman to speak before the US Congress.

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