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May 9, 1865: Antislavery Society — Garrison’s speech

The New York Times reports on the meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society. After introductory prayers and hymns, Wendell Phillips spoke; next came William Lloyd Garrison, founder and president of the organization. He announced that abolitionism was over with the … Continue reading

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October 28, 1861: Garrison in New York

William Lloyd Garrison Famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison visited New York, and gave an impromptu speech. The article from the New York Times is noteworthy to me mainly because of its headline. Apparently irony wasn’t nearly so well-developed in the … Continue reading

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