William Lloyd Garrison
By: Dawson Zeutenhorst and Chloe Buonantony
When he was 25, Garrison joined the Abolition movement. He became associated with the American Colonization Society, an organization that believed free blacks should emigrate to a territory on the west coast of Africa. At first look the society seemed to promote the freedom and happiness of blacks& slaves. There certainly were members who encouraged the freedom of slaves. However, it turned out that the number of people advocating the freedom of slaves constituted a minority. Most people had no wish to free any slaves. Their goal was only to reduce the numbers of free blacks in the country and to help preserve the institution of slavery.