RCC Honors History Project

Garrison Letter to Harriott Plummer

Posted by elsiegonzalez on November 17, 2009

Click on link & scroll down to letter #84: “To Harriott Plummer”



2 Responses to “Garrison Letter to Harriott Plummer”

  1. sethrd23 said

    Was this letter written about a trip the William Lloyd Garrison took to Africa? it would be interesting to get the details on such a voyage. i can see that the trip was taken in 1833, so It probably did not have a role in creating Garrison’s desire to be an abolitionist. But I would like to hear why he took the trip, where exactly he went, and what effects the trip may have had on his commitment to the anti-slavery movement (i imagine any effects would have been leading him further towards working to abolish slavery).

    • elsiegonzalez said

      I don’t believe Garrison ever took a trip to Africa. The line in his letter “commanding a sight of Africa”, I think may be referring to his early belief and membership to the American Colonization Society, an organization that believed free blacks should immigrate to a territory on the west coast of Africa. Though later Garrison repented and saw his support for such organization an error on his part.

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