Abraham Woodhull was a key operative of the Culper Spy Ring in New York providing crucial information on the British Army to General Washington.
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Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch played a crucial role in expanding the women’s rights movement to working women and achieving full voting rights for women.
Abigail Hopper Gibbons was a social reformer and abolitionist active in New York City. Her father was Isaac T. Hopper, “Father of the Underground Railroad”.
Charles De Berard Mills was an abolitionist from New York and part of the anti-slavery movement and Underground Railroad network in Syracuse.
Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith was a NY abolitionist, who with her husband, Gerrit Smith, helped hundreds of slaves by buying them free or assisting fugitives.
Moses Viney escaped slavery in MD, settled in Schenectady, NY, and became a close associate of Union College president Eliphalet Nott, who bought his freedom.
In response to the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, Frederick Douglass and Gerrit Smith resolved to resist it and to defy any law aiming to destroy rights.
The Revolution was a radical women’s rights newspaper, owned by Susan B. Anthony, edited by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Parker Pillsbury, published in NYC.
The Colored American was an influential African-American newspaper published in New York City between 1837 and 1842 by three prominent black abolitionists.
In 1861, NYC’s mayor Fernando Wood, proposed secession from the Union and the State of New York so the city could continue its trade with the Slave South.