Black Persuaders in the Antislavery Movement

  title={Black Persuaders in the Antislavery Movement},
  author={Patrick C. Kennicott},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={20 - 5}
When noted abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison recorded his impressions of the antislavery crusade, he gave special credit to the black speaker. He (Garrison and Garrison, 1887) said the most able speakers in the movement were "fugitive slaves-your Douglasses, Browns, and Bibbs-who are astonishing all with the cogency of their words and the power of their reasoning." Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Henry Bibb are representative of a legion of black persuaders whose contribution to… 
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