Most Important American Abolitionists

The Top Ten
1 Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
2 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States in its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was born in Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. ...read more.
3 Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. ...read more.
4 Harriet Beecher Stowe
5 John Brown
6 Sojourner Truth
7 Theodore Parker
8 Henry David Thoreau
9 Susan B. Anthony Susan Brownell Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement.
10 Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.
The Contenders
11 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
12 Nat Turner
13 Julia Ward Howe
14 Thaddeus Stevens
15 Robert Smalls
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