American Anti-Slavery Society

The Liberty Bell. Boston: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1856. Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections. Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University.
Program for the 29th anniversary of the Anti-Slavery Society

Abolitionist society founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan.

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Maria Weston Chapman

American abolitionist.

Chapman, from a 1910 publication
Maria Weston Chapman

She was elected to the executive committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1839 and from 1839 until 1842, she served as editor of the anti-slavery journal The Non-Resistant.

Lucretia Mott

American Quaker, abolitionist, women's rights activist, and social reformer.

Photograph of Lucretia Mott, ca. 1870-1880 (Aged roughly 77-87)
Lucretia Mott, at 49 years old (1842), at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Lucretia Mott, lecturer, woman suffragist, [ca. 1859–1870]. Carte de Visite Collection, Boston Public Library.
James and Lucretia Mott, 1842
U.S. postage stamp commemorating the Seneca Falls Convention titled 100 Years of Progress of Women: 1848–1948 (Elizabeth Cady Stanton on left, Carrie Chapman Catt in middle, Lucretia Mott on right.)
The Portrait Monument in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, by Adelaide Johnson (1921), features (left to right) suffrage leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Mott.

In 1833, her husband helped found the American Anti-Slavery Society.

John Greenleaf Whittier

American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.

Broadside publication of Whittier's Our Countrymen in Chains
Grave of John Greenleaf Whittier in Amesbury, MA
John Greenleaf Whittier in 1887
John Greenleaf Whittier's poem, Burial of Barber was inspired by the burial of abolitionist T. W. Barber (Barber's tomb pictured in 2018).
The John Greenleaf Whittier Home in Amesbury, Massachusetts
United States postal stamp of Whittier, issued in 1940
Whittier's Birthplace, by Thomas Hill
Whittier at age 29
Oil on canvas painting of John Greenleaf Whittier by Robert Peckham (artist) (1833). Housed at the John Greenleaf Whittier House.

He was a founding member of the American Anti-Slavery Society and signed the Anti-Slavery Declaration of 1833, which he often considered the most significant action of his life.

Wendell Phillips

American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator, and attorney.

A daguerrotype by Mathew Brady of Wendell Phillips in his forties
Wendell Phillips, abolitionist, [ca. 1859–1870]. Carte de Visite Collection, Boston Public Library.
Phillips lived on Essex Street, Boston, 1841–1882
Portrait of Phillips, c. 1863–64; photo by Case & Getchell
Left to right: Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, and George Thompson, 1851.
Wendell Phillips with signature
Wendell Phillips Memorial at Boston Public Garden.

Phillips joined the American Anti-Slavery Society and frequently made speeches at its meetings.

Abby Kelley

American abolitionist and radical social reformer active from the 1830s to 1870s.

Abby Kelley Foster

She became a fundraiser, lecturer and committee organizer for the influential American Anti-Slavery Society, where she worked closely with William Lloyd Garrison and other radicals.

Lydia Maria Child

American abolitionist, women's rights activist, Native American rights activist, novelist, journalist, and opponent of American expansionism.

An 1882 engraving of Child
Child in 1870, reading a book.
Illustration from An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans
Lydia Maria Child, from a 1910 publication.
Title page of Hobomok, 1824

Child, along with many other female abolitionists, began campaigning for equal female membership and participation in the American Anti-Slavery Society, provoking a controversy that later split the movement.

Lucy Stone

Prominent U.S. orator, abolitionist, and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women.

Daguerreotype of Lucy Stone, circa 1840–1860
1881 portrait of Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone as a young woman
Fanciful drawing by Marguerite Martyn of Lucy Stone as a young woman being pelted with vegetables as she speaks. At right, jeering men spray her with a hose, and another man displays a book titled St. Paul Sayeth.
An engraving of Lucy Stone wearing bloomers was published in 1853.
Petition signed by E. Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and others
Henry Browne Blackwell
Lucy Stone's portrait as it appeared in History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II, in 1881
Lucy Stone in old age
Stone's portrait was used in Boston on a political button between 1900 and 1920.
50-cent United States Postal Service stamp honoring Stone

During the annual convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society in Boston in 1850, with the support of Garrison and other abolitionists, Stone and Paulina Wright Davis posted a notice for a meeting to consider the possibility of organizing a women's rights convention on a national basis.

James G. Birney

American abolitionist, politician, and attorney born in Danville, Kentucky.

Mercer County, Kentucky
Birney's Father
Samuel Stanhope Smith
Henry Clay
John McKinley
Madison County, Alabama
James G. Birney, abolitionist publisher whose press was twice destroyed during the Cincinnati riots of 1836.
Birney is pictured here at the conference in 1840 in a large group painting. The figure to the left is John Beaumont (another abolitionist delegate).

He also became a member of the American Anti-Slavery Society, but resigned from that group due to his opposition to equal rights for women.

William Lloyd Garrison

Prominent American Christian, abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer.

William Lloyd Garrison, circa 1870
Portrait of Garrison by Nathaniel Jocelyn, 1833
Portrait of William Lloyd Garrison in Century Magazine
Portrait of Garrison's wife, Helen Eliza Benson Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison, engraving from 1879 newspaper
Anne Whitney, William Lloyd Garrison, 1879, Massachusetts Historical Society
Oliver Johnson
Broadside of John Brown's last speech
Garrison and fellow abolitionists George Thompson and Wendell Phillips, seated at table, daguerreotype, c. 1850–1851
Photograph of Garrison
Mr. Wm. Lloyd Garrison, [c. 1859–1870]. Carte de Visite Collection, Boston Public Library
Grave of William Lloyd Garrison
Memorial to Garrison on the mall of Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

He was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society and promoted immediate and uncompensated, as opposed to gradual and compensated, emancipation of slaves in the United States.

Susan B. Anthony

American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement.

Headmistress Susan B. Anthony in 1848 at age 28
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony
Printing House Square in Manhattan in 1868, showing the sign for The Revolutions office at the far right below The World and above Scientific American.
Susan B. Anthony, 1870
Letter by Susan B. Anthony to US Congress in favor of Women's Suffrage
U.S. dollar coin with image of Susan. B. Anthony
Cover of Life magazine in 1913. Titled "Ancient History", it shows an Anthony-like figure in classical dress leading a protest for women's rights
Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (sitting) with Anthony
The house that Susan B. Anthony shared with her sister in Rochester. She was arrested here for voting.
Susan B. Anthony
Hester C. Jeffrey, who spoke at Anthony's funeral, and arranged the creation of the first memorial to her.
Portrait Monument, 1920 statue of Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott created by Adelaide Johnson, as originally installed in the United States Capitol Building crypt, before it was moved to the rotunda.
Leila Usher, next to the bas-relief of Susan B. Anthony she donated to the National Woman's Party.<ref>{{cite news |title=Gift for National Woman's Party |url=https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn89058337/1922-05-05/ed-1/seq-3/ |work=The Dickson County Herald |date=May 5, 1922|page=3}}</ref>
Commemorative stamp of Susan B. Anthony issued in 1936.

In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.