His publication, The Liberator, reached thousands of individuals worldwide. Therefore, with a clear conscience, without any compromise of principles, I accepted the invitation of the Government of the United States to be present and witness the ceremonies that have taken place today.
The American Colonization Society eventually succeeded in creating the "colony", then country, of Liberia.
When the war had ended and the 13th Amendment legally established the end of American slavery, Garrison ended publication of The Liberator, feeling that the struggle had ended.
By late —, "Garrison rejected colonization, publicly apologized for his error, and then, as was typical of him, he censured all who were committed to it. William Lloyd Garrison and The Liberator Library of Congress Anti-abolitionist handbills sometimes led to violent clashes between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions.
While many abolitionists were pro-Union, Garrison, who viewed the Constitution as pro-slavery, believed that the Union should be dissolved. Against "colonization"[ edit ] From the eighteenth century there have been proposals to return slaves to Africa, considered as if it were a single country and ethnicity, where the slaves presumably "wanted to go back to".
Instead of surrendering to appeals for him to retreat on the "woman question," Garrison announced in December that The Liberator would support "the rights of woman to their utmost extent.
Garrison refused to pay the fine and was sentenced to a jail term of six months. Dispatching human representatives of the cause would simply be too dangerous, so antislavery printed material was mailed into the South, where it was often intercepted and burned in public bonfires.
Although the New England society reorganized in as the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, enabling state societies to form in the other New England states, it remained the hub of anti-slavery agitation throughout the antebellum period.