Abolition for the People

From One Struggle to Another: Lessons From the First Abolition Movement

When people came together in the 19th century to oppose the expanding slave system, they were considered an aberration — but the course they charted continues to this day

Abolitionists brought forth another vision, and hence, another future. Harpers Ferry, Virginia, was a step in the fateful march to war that, after earth-shaking sacrifice, led to the abolition of slavery.

The lessons of the noble anti-slavery Abolition Movement is before us. It is a lesson to struggle and struggle, from generation to generation, until the People are finally free, and that ‘old snake’ has no more masks behind which to hide.

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