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American Colonization Society founded

1816

Lundy founds antislavery newspaper; The Genius of Universal Emancipation

1821

Nat Turner's slave rebellion

1831

Garrison publishes The Liberator

1831

William Lloyd Garrison founds American Anti-Slavery Society

1833

American Anti-Slavery Society has 150,000 members

1835

Congress pass the gag rule

1836

Lewis Tappan forms the Liberty party

1840

Frederick Douglass joins abolition movement

1841

Sojourner Truth joins abolition movement

1843

Douglass publishes abolitionist newspaper; North Star

1847 - 1860

Harriet Tubman frees slavery, joins Underground Railroad

1850