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William Lloyd Garrison

Garrison the Liberator

 
 
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By James R. Murray, June 29, 2015
1. William Lloyd Garrison Marker
Inscription.
1805-1879
Garrison the Liberator
Presented by William H. Swasey July 4 1893

Side 2
I solicit no manís praise. I fear no manís censure. The Liberty of a People. Is the gift of God and Nature

Side 3
Neither God nor the World will judge us by our Professions. But by our practices.

Side 4
I am in earnest- I will not equivocate- I will not excuse- I will not retract a single inch and I will be heard

 
Erected 1893.
 
Location. 42° 48.659′ N, 70° 52.402′ W. Marker is in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Pleasant Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in the center of Brown's Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: Brown's Square, Newburyport MA 01950, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watts' Cellar (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dalton House (approx. ľ mile away); Coast Guard Bicentennial Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newburyport Sailor's Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edward Rawson
William Lloyd Garrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 29, 2015
2. William Lloyd Garrison Marker
Side 2 Inscription
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Newbury (approx. one mile away); The Large Packet Ship Dreadnought (approx. 1.1 miles away); Approach to Carr's Ferry (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newburyport.
 
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Also see . . .  William Lloyd Garrison - PBS. (Submitted on June 30, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRArts, Letters, MusicCommunications
 
William Lloyd Garrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 29, 2015
3. William Lloyd Garrison Marker
Side 3 Inscription
William Lloyd Garrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 29, 2015
4. William Lloyd Garrison Marker
Side 4 Inscription
William Lloyd Garrison image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
5. William Lloyd Garrison
This 1833 portrait of William Lloyd Garrison by Nathaniel Jocelyn hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Single-handedly, William Lloyd Garrison transformed the antislavery movement from a discussion about gradually ending slavery into a moral crusade demanding Ďimmediate and complete emancipation.í A printer and editor, Garrison experienced his near-religious conversion to abolitionism around 1828 and founded the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833. At first, he was a lone, fierce, and unpopular voice; at one point, he was almost lynched in his hometown of Boston. But Garrison refused to back down: ĎI will not retreat a single inch and I will be heard!í he thundered. His attack on slavery grew so fierce that he condemned the Constitution as a corrupt document for permitting it. Garrison's extremism was not shared by all, yet he and his growing number of followers forced the North to the previously radical proposition that slavery was both immoral and antithetical to the country's founding principles.” — National Portrait Gallery
William Lloyd Garrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 29, 2015
6. William Lloyd Garrison Marker
Aerial view of Garrison statue location in Brown's Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   5. submitted on June 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on June 30, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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