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American Abolitionists

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Social Studies +1 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection is adapted from a collection created by Tess Porter - National History Day: Abolitionists.

In support of research related to American abolitionists, resources - including portraits, articles, primary source documents, videos, and websites - highlight four abolitionists profiled in American Experience film The Abolitionists and the National Youth Summit on Abolition: William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown. Additional resources related to abolitionism and other important abolitionists are located at the end. Refer to each collection tile for summaries of individual resources.

By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.

William Lloyd Garrison

National Portrait Gallery

William Lloyd Garrison

National Portrait Gallery

The Liberator Vol. VII, No. 9

National Museum of African American History and Culture

William Lloyd Garrison

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Frederick Douglass

National Portrait Gallery

Broadside for "Men of Color" Recruitment

National Museum of African American History and Culture

From Days of Mourning to Days of Jubilee?

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Harriet Beecher Stowe

National Portrait Gallery

Harriet Beecher Stowe

National Portrait Gallery

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

John Brown

National Portrait Gallery

John Brown

National Portrait Gallery

John Brown

National Portrait Gallery

John Brown Legend

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Henry Highland Garnet

National Portrait Gallery

Sojourner Truth

National Portrait Gallery

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

National Portrait Gallery

James Armstrong Thome

National Portrait Gallery

Lucretia Coffin Mott

National Portrait Gallery

Gerrit Smith

National Portrait Gallery

Harriet Tubman

National Portrait Gallery

Laura Smith Haviland

National Portrait Gallery

Martin Robison Delany

National Portrait Gallery

Benjamin Lay

National Portrait Gallery

Horace Greeley

National Portrait Gallery

John Russwurm

National Portrait Gallery

National Youth Summit on Abolition

National Museum of American History

Thomas Day: The Man, The Maker, The Mogul

Smithsonian American Art Museum