Thursday, January 6, 2011

Slavery Immoral and Non Christian

The New England Anti-Slavery Society was formed by William Lloyd Garrison on January 6th 1832.

The New England Anti-Slavery Society was located in Boston, Massachusetts. It supported abolition, viewing slavery as immoral and non-Christian. The society also opposed sending freed slaves back to Africa. The society sent out lecturers through out New England. They would speak in churches and town halls, encouraging the formation of more local anti-slavery societies. They held yearly anti-slavery conventions to mobilize their members. By 1833 there 33 societies in New England alone.

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