Recent Event Highlights: The North Star, North Star published, The Abolitionist movement gains momentum, and 11 more...
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Elizabeth Blackwell become the first woman to graduate from medical college, she later opened the New York Infirmary for women and children.
300 men and women gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the rights and role of women in society. There goal was to overcome the "cult of domesticity"-women are just baby makers and home care takers-and have women hold an equal spot in society with men.
The North Star was an abolitionist newsletter written by a former slave Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist. This was the first major publicatino against slavery written by a former slave in Amercia
Frederick Douglass, an African-American and former slave, published the newsletter the North Star, an abolitionist paper. It was the first of its kind in America
Frederick Douglass, a former slave who escaped, began publishing the North Star. It was a weekly publication that spoke out against slavery. This is one of the first major anti-slavery publications written by a former slave.
Up until Dix got an inside look at prisons in the mid 1840's, no one really knew, nor bothered to know what was going on in our nation's prisons. She found that mentally disabled people were kept captive, and that many prisoners were unnecessarily beaten. Dix brought her findings to Congress and laws were passed improving conditions.
Charles Finney,the predominant preacher behind the 2nd great awakening, founded the Chatham Street Chapel, and reached thousands with his message for the need for salvation
The Supreme Court ruled that labor unions were not illegal. Up until this point people who had tried to organize unions had been thrown in jail for doing so. This was the first big break for workers in the newly industrialized America and paved the way for better working conditions and pay for America's factory workers and trades people.
The first pro abolitionist candidate ran for president, a man named James G. Birney, getting the movement even more of a spotlight.
James G. Birney, an abolitionist, ran for prisident, getting the movement even more attention, the first such candidat to do so
Mary Lyon overcame heated resistance to found Mount Holyoke Female Hadley was the first institute for higher learning in the US for women.
Sarah and Angelina Grimke wrote and published An apeal to Christian Women of the South, calling to "overthrow this horrible system of oppression and cruelty." This is one of the first major publications which got people thinking about women's rights in America.
The first nation-wide union was formed, The National Trades Union
Charles Finney founded the Chatham Street Chapel which reached thousands with the newly enthusiaticly preached and accepted need for salvation
The Liberator, an abolitionist newspaper, was founded and published by William Lloyd Garrison. It was the first of its time and was a major vioce in the growing support for getting rid of slavery.