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.@kcarterjackson is here to explore the #history of black #abolitionists! She challenges the “Great Man/Great Woman” narratives to showcase the multitude of approaches to securing freedom. The movement was black-led and black-organized, and not always nonviolent.
“Within white abolitionists, it was totally possible to see someone who was an abolitionist *and* a racist.” Jackson highlights the fundamental facet of black abolitionism is its simultaneous call for emancipation and true equality.
When the abolitionist movement solidified in the 1830s, it relied primarily on “moral suasion”, the attempt to persuade people that slavery was wrong via argument and moral appeal.
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