William Lloyd Garrison, C. Seaver Jr., c. 1858

The Liberator

William Lloyd Garrison devoted his life’s work to ending slavery in America. Garrison lived in Boston, where he established the Anti-Slavery Society in 1832 and published The Liberator, a small but influential newspaper with national distribution. An ardent abolitionist, Garrison believed the North should separate from the South and called for burning the U.S. Constitution because it permitted slavery.