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Spotlight: The Liberator — Boston, Suffolk Co, MA

The Liberator
Boston's uncompromising anti-slavery paper The Liberator was founded on this site in 1831 by William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), a leader of the abolition movement in Boston.

The Liberator was the voice of Boston's racially integrated anti-slavery community. It became the most influential abolitionist paper in America; contributors included Charles Sumner and Frederick Douglass. The journal moved to Cornhill in 1834; the building burned in the Great Fire of 1872.

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Arthur Tappan

Arthur Tappan

22 MAY 1786born in Cambridge, Middlesex Co, MA
23 JUL 1865died in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT, about age 79.
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