Many people in the North and South spoke out against slavery
and were known as . Newspapers like
and The North Star, which was started by Frederick Douglass,
helped to spread the word of the abolitionists. Two sisters,
Angelina and Sara Grimke, were Southern whites who were the
first women to speak for abolition. wrote
about the lives of the enslaved in her novel .
The was a major escape route for
enslaved people. It was a system of secret routes that had
"," or people who guided the slaves, or
"passengers." The "president of the Underground Railroad"
was Levi Coffin, a Quaker from Indiana.
escaped to freedom on the Underground Railroad and became
a conductor who led many enslaved families to freedom.
Abolition and Women's Rights
Along with the rise of the abolition movement came the rise of
the . Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth
Cady Stanton organized the on July
19, 1848 to discuss women's rights. Born into slavery,
spoke against slavery and for women's rights.