Thou Shalt Tread Upon the Lion and Adder…, Declaration of Anti-Slavery Convention Assembled in Philadelphia, December 4, 1833

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: woodprint
Museum Number: Portfolio 153, Folder 26
Annotation: In 1833, sixty abolitionist leaders from ten states met in Philadelphia to create a national organization to bring about immediate emancipation of all slaves. The American Anti-slavery Society elected officers and adopted a constitution and declaration. Drafted by William Lloyd Garrison, the declaration pledged its members to work for emancipation through non-violent actions of “moral suasion,” or “the overthrow of prejudice by the power of love.” The society encouraged public lectures, publications, civil disobedience, and the boycott of cotton and other slave-manufactured products. -from: The Library of Congress
Year: 1833