Profession: Abolitionist and Social Reformer
Why Famous: Editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator and one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Garrison promoted the "immediate emancipation" for all slaves in the United States and was also a prominent advocate for the women's suffrage movement.
- 1834-09-04 American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (28) weds Helen Eliza Benson (22), in Boston, Massachusetts
- 1831-01-01 William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal, "The Liberator"; publication continued until the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in 1865