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William Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison Biography

Journalist


ABOUT
Abolitionist best known for being the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator. He was a founding member of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
BEFORE FAME
He performed several odd jobs to help support his family as a young man, such as delivering wood and selling lemonade.

FAMILY LIFE
On the occasion of his 200th birthday, his descendants gathered in Boston to discuss his legacy.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Prominent black thinker Frederick Douglass spoke in positive remembrance of him at a Washington D.C. church.
TRIVIA
He is remembered for his vocal support of black rights as well as women's suffrage and has a memorial erected in his honor in Boston.

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