Henry Highland Garnet
CONOR DECAMP AND ATLAS S.C.
- 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.
- 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.