Presley gives a rundown of some of the many black women, both famous and lesser-known, who worked toward the abolition of slavery.
William Lloyd Garrison
An ardent abolitionist and supporter of the women’s suffrage movement, William Lloyd Garrison is perhaps best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, and as one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Having previously discussed abolitionist black women, Presley highlights some of the white women in the movement to end slavery.
Abolitionist Lydia Maria Child was an author, editor, journalist, and scholar.
For many women, resisting oppression meant turning a critical eye toward religious authorities.