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abolitionist
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
  • Schemes of migration and colonization arose among them; but these they refused to entertain, and they eventually turned to the Abolition movement as a final refuge.
    Chapter 3 (41% in)
  • Amid it all, two figures ever stand to typify that day to coming ages,—the one, a gray-haired gentleman, whose fathers had quit themselves like men, whose sons lay in nameless graves; who bowed to the evil of slavery because its abolition threatened untold ill to all; who stood at last, in the evening of life, a blighted, ruined form, with hate in his eyes;—and the other, a form hovering dark and mother-like, her awful face black with the mists of centuries, had aforetime quailed at...
    Chapter 2 (59% in)
  • Usually, however, such criticism has not found open expression, although, too, the spiritual sons of the Abolitionists have not been prepared to acknowledge that the schools founded before Tuskegee, by men of broad ideals and self-sacrificing spirit, were wholly failures or worthy of ridicule.
    Chapter 3 (18% in)
  • With the beginning of the abolition movement and the gradual growth of a class of free Negroes came a change.
    Chapter 10 (62% in)
  • For fifty years Negro religion thus transformed itself and identified itself with the dream of Abolition, until that which was a radical fad in the white North and an anarchistic plot in the white South had become a religion to the black world.
    Chapter 10 (67% in)
  • "I'm going to bring a black boy here to educate," said Beriah Green, as only a crank and an abolitionist would have dared to say.
    Chapter 12 (19% in)
  • But the godly farmers hitched ninety yoke of oxen to the abolition schoolhouse and dragged it into the middle of the swamp.
    Chapter 12 (21% in)

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