The anti slavery activists were unrelenting in their quest for freedom. They employed any strategies necessary to raise their concerns about slavery. Some of the key figures in anti-slavery movement include Wendell Phillips, William Garrison, Lucretia Mott, William Seward, Lydia Child and Gerrit Smith among others. Activists moved from moral persuasion to political strategies. They managed to engage politicians in the debate. Different groups with the same mission united and organized activities such as Underground Railroad that gave an escape route to slaves. Another effective strategy was using the press to communicate their messages. Activities wrote poems, songs, posters, leaflets and newspapers about slavery. For instance, The Liberator newspaper was on the publications that pushed the government to address slavery.
Activists tried to include their anti-slavery messages in children’s literature but most of those publications were abolished. Some militants involved in the movement believed violence would end slavery. However, some died in the fight. Abolitionists required money to fuel their campaigns. They used The National Anti-slavery Bazaar to raise cash by selling their publications. Activists gave copper tokens with a slave’s image on one side and anti-slavery messages on the other side. These strategies continued for over three decades and eventually led to a civil war. The war ended with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 when President Lincoln decree freedoms for all slaves in all American states.
Initiators of the major restructuring of public institutions (schools, prisons, and hospitals) connected the plight of the country to the lack of social welfare. However, a popular movement for reform comprised other two directions, which supporters saw the root of evil in the greatest social injustice, which for decades was exercised against two large groups of Americans – women and black slaves.
After the Anthony family moved to Rochester, New York in 1845, they became active in the antislavery movement gaining more supporters across the country....
There were various anti-slavery and abolitionist movements all through the 1800’s like American Colonization Society and the American Antislavery Society.
The attempt to abolish slavery was in 1542, when the Swedish Monarch enacted an anti-slavery law that would have ended colonial human slavery if it was enforced. During the 17th century, an Evangelical Religious Group and the English Quakers formed an anti-slavery movement to condemn human slavery in African nations. This Anti-Slavery Movement led to the First Great Awakening of 18th century. During this period, Enlightenment rationalist thinkers such as James Edward Oglethorpe criticized slavery for breaching human rights. Though Anti-Slavery Movement was wide spread by the end of 18th century, due to the emerging countries, the colonies such as Portuguese, Britain and French continued the use of slave labor.
After the United States were established by the American Revolution, northern states formed an Anti-Slavery Movement to bring slavery to an end through gradual liberation. Northern States declared a freedom suit; all human being are equal to confront slavery. The Anti-Slavery Movement spread over the northern states which controlled the growth of slavery in the new states.
In late 1820 and early 1830, the Second Great Awakening through Christian religion encouraged Anti-Slavery Movements that played huge role in social reforms. Slavery was considered as a sinful practice. The leaders of the Anti-Slavery Movement in the Second Great Awakening such as William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass demanded instant slavery abolition although they were ready to support a gradual liberation program.
Religious Anti-Slavery Movements expressed the strong beliefs that all man before God’s sight are equal and termed slavery as violation of the God’s commandments. However, this movement was highly confronted by the owners of the slave who argued that slavery was an optimistic for both slaves and masters.
Négritude is a cultural movement launched in 1930s Paris by French-speaking black graduate students from France's colonies in Africa and the Caribbean territories. These black intellectuals converged around issues of race identity and black internationalist initiatives to combat French imperialism. They found solidarity in their common ideal of affirming pride in their shared black identity and African heritage, and reclaiming African self-determination, self–reliance, and self–respect. The Négritude movement signaled an awakening of race consciousness for blacks in Africa and the African Diaspora. This new race consciousness, rooted in a (re)discovery of the authentic self, sparked a collective condemnation of Western domination, anti-black racism, enslavement, and colonization of black people. It sought to dispel denigrating myths and stereotypes linked to black people, by acknowledging their culture, history, and achievements, as well as reclaiming their contributions to the world and restoring their rightful place within the global community.
In Frederick Douglass “Cuts through the Lincoln myth to consider the man”; he motivates his/her intended audience during the Anti-Slavery Movement by using the rhetorical devices or tone and imagery....
Anti-Slavery Movement is a formal or an informal movement intended to end human slavery. Historically, the main purpose of Anti-Slavery Movement was to free slaves and end slave trade which had deepened its roots in most nations. The African slave trade during the colonial era attracted great attention all over the world and thus Enlightenment Rationalist Thinkers and Christian Religion saw slavery as a violation to human rights. This led to formation of anti-slavery movements in various nations to abolish the practice of human slavery.
The leaders of the Anti-Slavery Movement that helped the slaves get freedom were Abraham Lincoln who wrote the “Emancipation Proclamation”; William Lloyd Garrison was editor of an abolitionist newspaper and got people involved in what was happening to slaves...