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emancipationist

Definitions of emancipationist
  1. noun
    a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
    synonyms: abolitionist
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    Henry Ward Beecher
    United States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery (1813-1887)
    John Brown
    abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
    Frederick Douglass
    United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North (1817-1895)
    William Lloyd Garrison
    United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
    Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe
    United States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896)
    Arthur Tappan
    United States abolitionist (1786-1865)
    Sojourner Truth
    United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)
    Harriet Tubman
    United States abolitionist born a slave on a plantation in Maryland and became a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad leading other slaves to freedom in the North (1820-1913)
    Theodore Dwight Weld
    United States abolitionist (1803-1895)
    type of:
    crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer
    a disputant who advocates reform
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