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William Lloyd Garrison

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By the time this photo was taken, William Lloyd Garrison's dream of a United States with no slavery had been realized.

In 1865, at the close of the Civil War, and after fighting against the institution for over 35 years, William Lloyd Garrison announced that "my vocation as an abolitionist is ended" -- a move for which he was strongly criticized. Although his life's mission had been successfully fulfilled, Garrison would continue to speak out for various causes, including women's rights.

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