Rare Original Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society Broadside 1859. The Twenty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society will be held in Boston, at Mercantile Hall, Summer Street, Thursday & Friday, January 27 and 28... The Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society headquartered in Boston was organized as an auxiliary of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1835.
Its roots were in the New England Anti-Slavery Society, organized by William Lloyd Garrison, editor of The Liberator, in 1831. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, members of the New England Anti-slavery Society supported immediate abolition and viewed slavery as immoral and non-Christian. It was particularly opposed to the American Colonization Society which proposed sending African Americans to Africa. Frederick Douglass was introduced to the abolitionist movement in 1841 when William Coffin invited him to share his story in a convention organized by the Massachusetts Antislavery Society (MAS). William Garrison, impressed by his oratory, hired him as an agent of the MAS.This was a turning point in Douglass life and the beginning of his abolitionist activities. Broadside is in Good Condition that has light scattered foxing, discoloration, edge wear, 2 small tears on left margin, soft bent rubbed corners and scattered creasing. Writing on the back of the broadside reads. New England (Massachusetts) Anti-Slavery Society Meeting Notice 1859. Measures about 7.5" inches x 8" inches. The item "Rare Original Pre Civil War Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society Broadside 1859" is in sale since Tuesday, June 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items".
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