Battle Hymn of the Republic – written at the beginning of the Civil War. Became a popular song of the Union (North) Army. Used music from the abolitionist song “John Brown’s Body”
Lucretia Mott- abolitionist, religious reformer and leader in the women’s rights movement. Her work was rooted in the abolitionist movement, After joining Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the Seneca Falls Convention,
Sojourner Truth - escaped from her Northern slaveholder and became a prominent abolitionist and leader in the women’s rights movement. During the American Civil War she recruited African-Americans to be soldiers and after the war continued to fight for equality
William Lloyd Garrison – published “The Liberator” newspaper. Also organized the New England Anti-slavery society.
Quakers - Religious leaders who used sermons to change public opinion about slavery
Grimke Sisters – abolitionist leaders
Harriet Tubman – helped lead escaped slaves from the South to safety in the North through the Underground Railroad.
Harriet Beecher Stowe - author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. While fictional, the novel depicts the harsh realities of slavery and served to increase public support for the abolitionist cause.
Emily Dickenson - American poet; most of her 1,800 poems published after her death; unconventional style