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Garrison Publishes "The Liberator"

Clip: Season 25 Episode 12 | 2m 21s

William Lloyd Garrison published the first issue of "The Liberator" on January 1, 1831 with financial support from both black and white abolitionists. "There shall be no neutrals," he declared. "Men shall either like or dislike me."

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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