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.