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Thousands of people participated in the American Abolitionist Movement. Some leaders, such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, remain well-known as abolitionists. Others became better known for contributions made outside their efforts to end slavery. Still others have fallen into relative obscurity. Click on links for biographical information.

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Important Figures, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

African Americans in History, University of Georgia

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- Aaron, Samuel

- Adams, John Quincy

- Aldis, Asa 

- Alden, Joseph W.

- Allen, George

- Andrew, James O.

- Anthony, Susan B.

            Not for Ourselves Alone, PBS

- Appleton, James

- Bailey, Gamaliel

- Banneker, Benjamin

- Bascom, Elisha 

- Bayard, Samuel

- Beecher, Henry Ward

            Photograph, National Portrait Gallery

- Beecher, Edward 

- Beman, Jehiel C.

- Benezet, Anthony

            Benezet Instructing Colored Children, Africans in America, PBS

- Bethune, George W.

- Bibb, Henry

            Frederick Douglass Papers

- Birney, James G.

            Frederick Douglass Papers

            Columbia Encyclopedia

- Boynton, Charles 

- Boorman, James

- Borne, George

- Brainerd, Lawrence

- Brisbane, William H.

- Brown, Henry "Box"

            Frederick Douglass Papers

- Brown, John

            New Perspectives on the West

            Portrait, National Portrait Gallery

- Brown, Moses

- Brown, William Wells

- Buffum, James N.

- Burleigh, Charles C.

- Burleigh, William H.

- Bush, Abigail Norton

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- Chapman, Maria Weston

- Chase, Salmon P.

- Cheever, George B.

- Child, David Lee

- Child, Lydia Maria

- Clarke, Peleg C.

- Clay, Cassius Marcellus

- Clay, Henry

- Coates, Lindley

- Cocke, John H.

- Coffin, Joshua

- Coffin, Levi

            Columbia Encyclopedia

- Colwell, Stephen

- Cornish, Samuel 

- Corwin, Thomas

- Cowles, Henry

- Cox, Abraham

- Craft, Ellen and William

- Crothers, Samuel

- Crummell, Alexander Delany, Martin R.

            To Be More than Equal, West Virginia University

            Life and Public Services of Martin R. Delany, by Frank [Frances] A. Rollin, Digital Schomburg

- Denison, Charles W.

- Douglass, Frederick

            Portrait, National Portrait Gallery

            Dagguerreotype, National Portrait Gallery

- Dowling, John

- Dunbar, Duncan

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- Equiano, Olaudah

- Earle, Thomas

- Farnsworth, Benjamin

- Fee, John G.

            Autobiography of John G. Fee, University of North Carolina Ferris, Benjamin

- Fessenden, Samuel

- Field, Nathaniel

- Finney, Charles G.

- Follen, Charles

- Forten, James

            Portrait, Africans in America, PBS

- Foster, Abby Kelley

- Foster, Stephen S.

- K. Fraser

- Gales, George W.

- Galloway, Samuel

- Garnet, Henry Highland

- Garrett, Thomas

- Garrison, William Lloyd

 - Gay, Sidney

- Giddings, Howard

 - Goodell, William

- Gould, Thomas

- Greeley, Horace Green, Beriah

- Greenough, Horatio

- Grimke, Angelina Emily

            see Angelina Grimke Weld

- Grimke, Sarah Moore

- Gurley, Ralph R.

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- Hale, John P.

- Hall, Willard

- Hallowell, Mary Post

 - Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

- Hodge, Charles

- Hopper, Isaac

- Hutchinson Family

            Hutchinson Family Singers Home Page, Alan Lewis

- Jacobs, Harriet  (scroll down), University of Georgia

- Jay, William

- Jessup, William

- Johnson, Oliver

- Johnson, Rowland

- Julian, George Washington

- Kelley, Abby

            Abby Kelley Foster

- Key, Francis Scott

- Lane, Lunsford

- Leavitt, Joshua

- Lansing, Dirck C.

- Laurie, James

- Lee, Luther

- Loguen, Jermain Wesley

- Lord, Nathan

- Lorring, Ellis G

- Lovejoy, Elijah P.

            State of Illinois

- Lovejoy, Julia Louisa

- Lowell, James Russell

- Lowrie, Walter

- Lundy, Benjamin

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- Mahan, Asa

- Marcy, William L.

- Mattison, Hiram

- May, Samuel J.

- Mercer, Charles F.

- Merritt, Timothy

- Miller, Jonathan P.

- Mott, James

- Mott, Lucretia Coffin

            Lucretia Mott's Social and Cultural Context, Temple University

- Nell, William C.

            SeacoastNH.com

- Newcomb, Harvey

- Owen, Robert Dale

- Paine, Elijah

- Parker, Theodore

- Pennington, J.W.C.

- Pennypacker, Elijah

- Phelps, Amos A.

- Phelps, Anson G.

- Phillips, Stephen C.

- Phillips, Wendell

- Pillsbury, Parker

- Platt, Zephaniah

- Pond, Samuel

- Preston, Jonas

- Porter, Alexander

- Proudfit, Alexander

- Post, Amy Kirby

            Rochester Regional Library Council

- Post, Isaac

             Rochester Regional Library

- Purvis, Robert

- Quincy, Edmund

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- Rand, Asa

- Rankin, John

- Redpath, James

- Reed, Joshua

- Remond, Charles Lenox

            Spartacus.schoolnet

- Rentoul, William S.

- Rives, William C.

- Root, David

- Ruggles, David

            Spartacus.schoolnet

- Sawyer, Leicester A.

- Scott, Orange

- Seaton, William W.

- Sheppard, Moses

- Sloane, James R.

- Smith, Gerrit

            The Gerrit Smith Virtual Museum

- Smith, James McCune (Communipaw)

- Smith, Oliver

- Smyth, William

- Spooner, Lysander

- Stanton, Elizabeth Cady

- Stanton, Henry Brewster

- Stewart, Alvan 

- Stow, Baron

- Stowe, Harriet Beecher

            Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

            Photograph, National Portrait Gallery

- Sumner, Charles

            Carte de visite, National Portrait Gallery

- Swan, Caleb

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- Tappan, Arthur

- Tappan, Lewis

- Tappan, Stanley Weare

- Torrey, Charles

- Truth, Sojourner

            Huntington Library

            Sojourner Truth, The Libyan Sibyl, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

- Tubman, Harriet

            America's Story, Library of Congress

- Van Rensselaer, Thomas

            Frederick Douglass Papers

- Vroom, Peter D.

- Walker, Amasa

- Walker, David

- Ward, Samuel Ringgold

- Webster, Daniel

- Webster, Nathan

- Weld, Angelina Grimke

- Weld, Theodore Dwight

- Whipper, William J.

- Whittier, John Greenleaf

- Wilde, Samuel

- Wilkeson, Samuel

- Williams, Peter

- Winans, William

- Wright, Elizur Jr.

- Wright, Henry C.

            Frederick Douglass Papers

- Wright, Luther

- Wise, Daniel

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