Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 12273
Can one person make a difference? At times yes! But sometimes it takes many people standing up to throw off the chains of evil. Review some antislavery heroes and choose one more to write about!
What is an abolitionist?
Throughout this series, Famous Abolitionists, you have studied the lives and legacies of four of the most famous abolitionists: Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
If you haven't yet studied, or need a refresher on, the previous Famous Abolitionists lessons, find them in the right-hand sidebar under Related Lessons.
Each of these individuals had a different background and ways to protest slavery, but they each had one important thing in common: they desired to see slavery outlawed in the United States. In this lesson, you will review what you have learned about these four abolitionists, research a new abolitionist of your choosing, and finish the abolitionist book you have been completing.
You’ve got a lot to do, so let’s get started! Click on each of the names to review what you have learned about the four abolitionists:
Image by Horatio Seymour Squyer, via Wikimedia Commons, is in the public domain.
Image engraved by J.C. Buttre from a daguerretotype, via Wikimedia Commons, is in the public domain.
Image by Randall Studio from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, via Wikimedia Commons, is in the public domain.
Image portrait by Richmond and engraved by Ritchie from "Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography," via Wikipedia, is in the public domain.
Now that you have had the opportunity to review what you have learned about these important individuals, move on to the Got It? section to take a quiz and to learn about a new abolitionist of your choosing.