Presentation on theme: "By: Alyssa Powers. Fact #1 Former Slaves, that were writers and public speakers, helped the abolitionists gain more supporters against slavery by telling."— Presentation transcript:
Fact #1 Former Slaves, that were writers and public speakers, helped the abolitionists gain more supporters against slavery by telling everyone what slavery was like.
The American Anti-Slavery Society The American Anti-Slavery Society was created by the abolitionists. One of its founders was William Lloyd Garrison. They demanded freedom of the African Americans by appealing to Americans’ sense of religious rights and their conscience. They did not resort to violence.
Fact #2 Sarah and Angelina Grimke also helped the abolitionists to gain more supporters. They were the first women to join the Anti- Slavery Society.
Sarah and Angelina Grimké They originally lived in South Carolina, but did not like that people were using slaves. They moved to the north. Sarah became a Quaker and Angelina soon become one after her sister did. They helped many slaves escape to the north.
Fact #3 Theodore Dwight Weld convinced many people to become abolitionists. He wrote one of the most important anti-slavery publications in that time period, “American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of A Thousand Witnesses”, with the help of the Grimke sisters.
American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of A Thousand Witnesses Theodore Weld (Angelina Grimke’s husband) wrote “American Slavery As It Is” to show what life was like when you are a slave. He talked about their diet, clothing, and housing. He had many first-hand testimonials and personal narratives. The Grimke sisters and Theodore Weld made it one of the most important antislavery publications of the period.
Fact #4 William Lloyd Garrison was an important member of the abolitionists. He helped to spread word about how terrible slavery was and later became president of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
William Lloyd Garrison He had his own newspaper called the Liberator. He used it to fight against slavery and to spread news. He helped found the American Anti-Slavery Society. He later became the president of the American Anti- Slavery Society.
Fact #5 Frederick Douglass helped the abolitionists by writing and speaking about his life as a slave. Many people listened to him and this helped the abolitionists gain more supporters.
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was a former slave. He escaped when he was 20. He became a public speaker to talk about what it was like when he was a slave. He had a newspaper called “The North Star.” Frederick Douglass made many speeches, but his most moving one was his "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro“ speech. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailp age&v=BR_QOCwVRg8