Why Famous: Editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator and one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Biography: William Lloyd Garrison was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, and was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He promoted "immediate emancipation" of slaves in the United States. Garrison was also a prominent voice for the women's suffrage movement. (Wikipedia)
- 1834-09-04 Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (28) weds Helen Eliza Benson
- 1831-01-01 William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal