1805 – He was born on the 10th day of December this year. He is best known as the editor of the radical abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, and as one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
1828 – He had rejected the programs of the American Colonization Society
1830 – Garrison joined the Abolition movement. For a brief time he became associated with the American Colonization Society, an organization that believed free blacks should immigrate to a territory on the west coast of Africa.
1831 – He returned to New England and founded a weekly anti-slavery newspaper of his own, The Liberator. Garrison started a 30-year war with words through his writings.
1865 – After the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery nation-wide by the Thirteenth Amendment, Garrison published the last issue (number 1,820) on December 29of this year, writing in his "Valedictory" column.
1879 – He passed away on the 24th day of May this year.