Where was the first Anti Slavery Society formed?
October 27, 1682
The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS; 1833–1870) was an abolitionist society founded by William Lloyd Garrison, and Arthur Tappan. Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, was a key leader of this society who often spoke at its meetings.
- Eventually, his freedom was purchased by British supporters. When Americans think of African-Americans in the Deep South before the Civil War, the first image that invariably comes to mind is one of slavery. Free blacks lived in all parts of the United States, but the majority lived amid slavery in the American South.
- Grimke Sisters. Sarah Grimke (1792-1873) date of image is unknown. Two early and prominent activists for abolition and women's rights, Sarah Grimke (1792-1873) and Angelina Grimke Weld (1805-1879) were raised in the cradle of slavery on a plantation in South Carolina.
December 1833, Philadelphia, PA
- Tubman's Early Years and Escape from Slavery. Harriet Tubman's name at birth was Araminta Ross. She was one of 11 children of Harriet and Benjamin Ross born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland. As a child, Ross was "hired out" by her master as a nursemaid for a small baby, much like the nursemaid in the picture
- When Harriet Tubman was known as "Araminta Ross," she was massively injured in the face when a slave overseer threw an iron weight at another slave (attempting to punish him). Instead of hitting the young man, the heavy weight struck "Minty"—as she was sometimes called—on the left side of her head.
Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman c. 1885 Born Araminta Ross c. 1822 Dorchester County, Maryland, U.S. Died March 10, 1913 (aged 90–91) Auburn, New York, U.S. Resting place Fort Hill Cemetery Auburn, New York, U.S.
Theodore Dwight Weld
- The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS; 1833–1870) was an abolitionist society founded by William Lloyd Garrison, and Arthur Tappan. Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, was a key leader of this society who often spoke at its meetings.
- Who were the six leaders of the abolition movement? William Lloyd Garrison, Theodore Weld, Fredrick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Benjamen Franklin, Benjamin Rush.
Updated: 12th October 2018