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Phillips, Wendell

Born: 1811 AD
Died: 1884 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Abolitionist, Orators


1811 - Born on November 29th in Boston, Massachusetts. An abolitionist crusader whose oratorical eloquence helped fire the antislavery cause during the period leading up to the American Civil War.

1837 - Phillip's reputation as an orator was established at Faneuil Hall, Boston.

1861-1865 - During the Civil War, he assailed President Abraham Lincoln's reluctance to uproot slavery at once.

         - After the Emancipation Proclamation, he threw his support to full civil liberties for freedmen.

         - Became president of the American Anti-Slavery Society after Garrison resigned.

1870 -  He was an unsuccessful Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate of the Labor Reform and Prohibition parties.

1884 - Died on February 2nd in Boston.


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