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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