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This website was created as a tribute to American Abolitionists and anti-slavery activists. The research and material that appears on this website is the result of an ongoing project to compile a database of individuals and organizations who were opposed to slavery.
John Brown- radical white abolitionist who led anti-slavery raids
Frederick Douglass-escaped enslaved person who became an important and powerful speaker against slavery
William Lloyd Garrison-white abolitionist who published an anti-slavery newspaper
Angelina and Sarah Grimke-sisters who left behind wealthy plantation life to speak out against slavery in the North
Gabriel Prosser-enslaved African American who led a slave revolt in 1800
Dred Scott-enslaved person who fought for his freedom in the courts
Harriet Beecher Stowe-white author who published a groundbreaking and influential book against slavery
Sojourner Truth-black speaker who wrote about challenges of being a woman and African American
Harriet Tubman-formerly enslaved person who led raids to rescue other enslaved people on the Underground Railroad
Nat Turner- enslaved African American who led a slave revolt in 1831
Denmark Vesey- enslaved African American who led a slave revolt in 1822
David Walker-a free African American author and activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton- advocate for women’s suffrage
Lucretia Mott- active abolitionist and women’s rights advocate
Susan B. Anthony- advocate for women’s suffrage
Maria Stewart- early advocate for African American and women’s rights
Dorothea Dix- worked for the rights of the mentally disabled
Clara Barton- made huge advances in nursing, especially for women
Elizabeth Blackwell-the first American woman to earn a medical degree
Charles Sumner-radical white Massachusetts senator who pushed for racial equality
Thaddeus Stevens-radical white Pennsylvania representative who pushed for racial equality
William Harvey Carney-African American soldier who was the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor for his services in the Civil War
Hiram Rhodes Revels-the first African American senator following the Civil War, representing Mississippi
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