Questions: Why did they call for ending slavery?
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Abolition/Women’s Rights 14.4
Why did they call for ending slavery?
Who are the eyewitnesses of slavery?
What is the Underground Railroad?
Who is Harriet Tubman?
What is the Seneca Falls Convention?
What called for women’s rights? Abolitionists
Call for Ending Slavery
Abolition is the movement to end slavery
David Walker, printed a pamphlet called Appeal, urging slaves to revolt
White people tried to abolish slavery too, William Lloyd Garrison published a abolitionist newspaper
Sarah and Angelina Grimke believed that slavery was morally wrong and moved north to join an antislavery society
John Quincy Adams tried to abolish slavery, but congressman tried to stop him, but Adams saved some African Americans Eyewitnesses to Slavery
Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth spoke from their own experience of slavery
Douglass published an autobiography of his slave experiences, he also began to publish an antislavery newspaper
Sojourner Truth had fled her owners and went to live with Quakers, who then set her free. They also helped her win a court battle to recover her young son and speaking for abolition, she drew huge crowds in the North The Underground Railroad
Abolitionists created the Underground railroad, which was an above ground series of escape routes from South to North
Some enslaved people would find unusual routes to freedom, like Henry Brown, who hid in a box
The runaways traveled by night, and hid by day in places called stations
Harriet Tubman was one of the most famous conductors for the Underground Railroad, she had fainting spells
Tubman had escaped and then made 19 journeys to free enslaved people; she carried a pistol and medicine. She had saved her parents
Women Reformers Face Barriers
Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were part of an American delegation that attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention. Men claimed that it was not a women’s place to speak in public
William Lloyd Garrison joined them
Stanton applauded him for giving up his chance to speak on abolition, the cause for which he fought so long
Women in the 1800s enjoyed few legal or political rights
Stanton and Mott held a convention for women’s rights
The Seneca Falls Convention
This convention attracted between 100 and 00 women and men
During the convention on women read the Declaration of Independence, which inspired the planners to write a document modeled on it
Every resolution won unanimous approval from the group except suffrage, or the right to vote
In 1852, the New York Herald poked fun at women who wanted “to vote, and to hustle with the rowdies at the polls”
Continued Calls for Women’s Rights
In the mid 1800s, three women lent powerful voices to the growing women’s movement
Because Sojourner Truth supported controversial cause of abolition, the convention for women’s rights feared her appearance would make their own cause less popular
Maria Mitchell fought for women’s equality by helping found the Association for the Advancement of women, she was also an astronomer
Susan B. Anthony was a skilled organizer who built the women’s movement into a national organization, supported laws that would give married women rights of theirs to own property and wages
Women suffrage stayed out of reach until the 1900s and the U.S. government did not abolish slavery until 1865
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