Notable Abolitionists of the Antebellum and American Civil War

The Antebellum and American Civil War years saw the rise of two outspoken groups; one was the anti-slavery Abolitionists, and the other the fire-eaters. Can you name the 10 most notable abolitionists? Source: The History Buff's Guide to the Civil War, by Thomas Flagel
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Responsible for the Pottawatomie Massacre and Harpers Ferry Raid
John Brown
Wrote "The Philosophy of the Abolitionist Movement"
Wendell Phillips
Co-founded the American Anti-Slavery Society
William Lloyd Garrison
Escaped slavery, and publicly spoke of his experiences
Frederick Douglass
Spent a small fortune freeing slaves, and served in the House of Representatives
Gerrit Smith
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Wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Harriet Beecher Stowe
A minister and journalist, his printing press was destroyed 3 times before he himself was killed by a pro-slavery mob
Elijah Parish Lovejoy
Wrote "American Slavery as It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses"
Theodore Dwight Weld
Helped 2,700 slaves in Delaware escape to Freedom
Thomas Garrett
Industrialist who played an important role in the Formation of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, one of the first African-American regiments of the war
George Luther Stearns
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Level 58
Apr 11, 2020
The quizmaster could add more black abolitionists eg Harriet Tubman, William Still, Sojourner Truth, Nat Turner, Denmark Vessey, etc.
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Apr 11, 2020
I never intended for this list to be all-encompassing; I only used the ones listed in my reference source. You do make a fair point though; there are plenty of names that could be added.