Today in 1832: William Lloyd Garrison, along with 15 others, founds the New England Anti-Slavery Society at the African Meeting House in Boston.
By 1833, Garrison helped establish the American Anti-Slavery Society with fellow abolitionists Arthur Tappan, Lewis Tappan, and Theodore Dwight Weld. This organization sent lecturers across the North to convince whites of slavery’s brutality.
Garrison went on to be publisher of The Liberator, a newspaper dedicated to education about, and the abolition of, slavery. He published it until passage of the 13th Amendment which made the practice unconstitutional.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is First Monday, First Person: a free Monthly Salon for Memoir Writers. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. The salon meets the first Monday of every month except for official holidays. Tonight’s salon is from 6 to 7:45pm at Goodman South Madison Branch Library, 2222 South Park Street. For more info, contact Sarah White, facilitator, at 347-7329 or email email@example.com.
Tonight is a Madison Infoshop Collective Meeting – new volunteers are always welcome! Help keep your local community activist resource clearinghouse alive and kicking. This is tonight at 6:30pm at the Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street. For more info, call 262-9036 or visit madisoninfoshop.org.