Henry Highland Garnet

CONOR DECAMP AND ATLAS S.C.

Accomplishments

  • Garnet joined the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. He started speaking out about slavery in the North.
  • In 1850, Garnet went to Britain and spoke against slavery. He led a boycott of cotton manufacturing.
  • He gave a speech at the Negro National Convention, urging slaves to free themselves anyway possible.
  • He was often contrasted to Frederick Douglass.
  • He got free blacks to join the North in the Civil War.

Background Info

  • Garnet was born in New Markey, Maryland. He was born on December 23, 1815 into slavery.
  • He died in the West African Nation of ex-slaves on February 13.
  • He escaped slavery using the underground railroad in 1824.


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http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/bios/Garnet__Henry_Highland.html

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