In 1859 John Brown seized a federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, but failed to incite a revolution. Authorities found a link between Brown and Frederick Douglass.
In the spring of 1854, fugitive slave Anthony Burns sat in Boston's city jail as protests for his release turned violent.
After reading reports of pro-slavery violence, Angelina Grimke decided she could not remain silent.
After having escaped to New York, Frederick Douglass and his wife Anna moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts.