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A History of Abolitionism

            John Brown had once said "No people in the history of the world have been so misunderstood, so misjudged, and so cruelly maligned." Being an abolitionist meant having a great passion about getting rid of the idea of slavery. Three abolitionists that were greatly against slavery would be John Brown, Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe. .
             The first abolitionist that was highly against slavery was John Brown. He grew up in Ohio. He was the son of a wandering New Englander. In Ohio he was taught in local schools to resent education and his parents revere the Bible and they hated slavery. He frequently sought the company of blacks, for 2 years living in a freedmen's community in North Elba, N.Y. John Brown had became a militant abolitionist or a conductor for the Underground Railroad. He was also the organizer of a self protection league for the blacks and fugitive slaves. When John Brown was 50 years old he had made racism and slavery a reality. Having an organized militia unit he led a mission of revenge. On May 23, 1856 him and six followers had visited the homes of pro- slavery men along Pottawatomie Creek. John Brown had also returned to Ohio and he took two trips to Kansas and planned to free slaves throughout the south. But In the end Brown was captured and found guilty of treason against Virginia and was hung. So his plan had not worked. .
             The second abolitionist that was highly against slavery was Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was much known as the conductor of the Underground Railroad's. In a ten year time frame Harriet Tubman had made nineteen trips into the South and she had escorted over three hundred slaves to freedom, and in these nineteen trips she has never lost a slave. When Harriet was little she used to be a house servant and then she worked in the fields. Harriet was always ready to stand up for anyone and anything. In 1844 she married a free black named John Tubman.

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