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					Radical vs Moderate Abolitionists

Do Now Question...
   What is an “abolitionist”?
   An abolitionist is someone
    that wants to abolish, or
    end, slavery
   Abolitionism refers to the
    movement to end slavery
Radical vs Moderate Abolitionists

Moderates...              Radicals...
   Willing to change     •   Want drastic change,
    things slowly – one       quickly – all or
    step at a time            nothing
   Prefer political      •   Willing to use
    methods to violence       violence if that gets
                              the job done
                              (sometimes)
Radical vs Moderate Abolitionists

William Lloyd Garrison
•   Published The
    Liberator
•   Called for
    “immediate
    emancipation” - free
    all slaves
    immediately
•   Is he a radical or a
    moderate?
Radical vs Moderate Abolitionists

Frederick Douglass
•   Published North Star
•   Wanted to use
    political methods
    (petitions, voting,
    laws) to abolish
    slavery
•   Is he a moderate or a
    radical?
Radical vs Moderate Abolitionists

David Walker
•   Published Appeal to
    the Colored Citizens
    of the World
•   Argued that slaves
    should fight for their
    freedom
•   Is he a moderate or a
    radical?

				
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