Abolitionism Movement: The Anti-Slavery Movement

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The Anti-Slavery movement Declaration of Independence: “All men are created equal.” The response: Colonization Movement Return free blacks to Africa: special country of “Liberia” setup for this purpose President Monroe supported this idea. Why would blacks be in support? Thought they would never be free in America. Most blacks however opposed colonization. Instead of accepting the response: The Abolitionist Movement began to grow. Abolition = get rid of slavery all together Top leaders were: Frederick Douglas who escaped slave who found courage to0 speak out. He wrote an autobiography and published an anti-slavery newspaper “The North Star” William Lloyd Garrison who was a white, northern abolitionist who founded “The

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