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William Lloyd Garrison
Date: 1805 - 1879
Remarks: William Lloyd Garrison was an ardent abolitionist and journalist. In 1827 he moved to Boston and became an author of the National Philanthropist, advocating--among other things--total abstinence, an end to slavery, and John Quincy Adams for president. In 1831 he founded the famous abolitionist periodical, The Liberator, and in the next two years helped organize the New England Anti-Slavery Society and the American Anti-Slavery Society, serving as president of the latter from 1843 to 1865. In his antislavery activities he was joined by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and his longtime friend, John Greenleaf Whittier.