• The Abolitionists

    History of The Abolitionists

    Abolitionists were mostly white men and women that believed that slavery in the United States should be gotten rid of.

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  • The Quakers

    History of The Quakers

    Various Protestant religions were being formed in England during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • The Underground Railroad

    History of The Underground Railroad

    The “Underground Railroad” was a network established by those that believed in freedom for the Black slaves between 1810 and the 1860s.

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  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

    History of Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist in the 1800s who is most well-known as an author.

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  • Herman Melville

    History of Herman Melville

    Herman Melville is a noted author and poet best known for his book “Moby-Dick.”

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  • Walt Whitman

    History of Walt Whitman

    Walt Whitman is considered to be one of America’s best poets, journalists, and essayists.

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  • Louisa May Alcott

    History of Louisa May Alcott

    Louisa May Alcott was famous for her book “Little Women,” but was also author of a number of other novels that were well-received during her time.

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  • Clara Barton

    History of Clara Barton

    Clara Barton was a nurse and educator and is most well-known as the founder of the American Red Cross.

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  • Frederick Douglass

    History of Frederick Douglass

    Douglass was a former slave that became an activist and writer and was so influential in his speaking and topics that he became the advisor to presidents.

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  • The Slave Markets

    History of The Slave Markets

    Slavery was not only an accepted way of life in the New World, but was part of how the economy of Europe was maintained.

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  • William Wilberforce

    History of William Wilberforce

    William Wilberforce became a voice of the abolitionists in the 1800s.

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  • Booker T. Washington

    History of Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington was a civil rights leader and an educator that helped to change the lives of Black Americans.

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  • Henry Box Brown

    History of Henry Box Brown

    The story of Henry ‘Box’ Brown is one of courage and dedication.

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  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    History of Follow the Drinking Gourd

    It’s not known if Peg Leg Joe was a single individual or a combination of a number of people as there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that one person is credited with that name.

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  • Elizabeth Blackwell

    History of Elizabeth Blackwell

    Elizabeth Blackwell was unique for her time as she not only went to college, but became one of the first female doctors.

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  • Susan B. Anthony

    History of Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony is one of the leading iconic figures in the history of women’s rights.

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  • John Wilkes Boothe

    History of John Wilkes Boothe

    John Wilkes Booth is most notable for his assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theater on April 14, 1865.

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  • Mary Cassatt

    History of Mary Cassatt

    Mary Cassatt was an American painter during a time in the 1800s when women not only didn’t work, but they weren’t accepted as true artists.

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  • George Catlin

    History of George Catlin

    George Catlin was an artist who focus exposed the beauty, mystery, and culture of Native Indians in America.

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  • Edgar Allan Poe

    History of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe is considered to be one of the most controversial and talented American writer, poet, and critic.

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