How did the movement to end slavery begin? What were some of the ideas and methods of the major abolitionists? What was the impact of the abolition movement? All good questions, right? To get an overview of the abolition movement and to lead into our next class activity …
Check out The Abolitionist Movement from the History Channel , What obstacles did Abolitionists face? from Eric Foner, and David Blight on racism in the abolitionist movement. This should give you an idea of the basics of the movement.
In addition, your task is to check out the individual abolitionist that you have been assigned. Why did that person oppose slavery? What did they do in their opposition? What challenges did they face? What was the impact of the movement?
After you prepare your background information, post your picture and a brief statement about your impact on the Abolitionist Bulletin Board (check AHR!) for your social gathering. Before the gathering, check out what other abolitionists have done, and start thinking about who you will connect with at the gathering. Check out the example for Lewis Tappan on the boards.