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Was William Lloyd Garrison a Pro-slavery politician?

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January 03, 2011 4:42AM

No, he was actually a prominent abolitionist who was the editor of the major anti-slavery newspaper 'The Liberator'. He was also one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Unlike many abolitionists of the time, he called for 'immediate emancipation' of slaves in the United States.