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Lesson 16: Reforming American Society Synopsis: Slavery became an explosive issue, as more Americans joined reformers working to put an end to it. Women reformers expanded their efforts from movements such as abolition and temperance to include women’s rights.
Slavery and Abolition Lesson 16: Reforming American Society part 1
Free African Americans had urged the end of slavery for years. Gradually, more and more whites preachers, led by Charles G. Finney, began to support abolition, the movement to end slavery.
William Lloyd Garrison, a newspaper publisher, became another important contributor to the abolition movement. In his newspaper The Liberator, Garrison called for immediate emancipation, or freeing of the slaves.
He changed the abolitionists’ goal from a gradual end of slavery to an immediate end.
David Walker was a free African American who moved from the South to the North. He urged African Americans to fight for their freedom.
Another important abolitionist was Frederick Douglass, a former slave. Born a slave in 1817, Douglass had been taught to read and write by the wife of one of his owners.