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Civil rights activists
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was a staunch opponent of slavery. He defended the rights of the Amistad slave ship prisoners Bronson Alcott was a founding member, with William Lloyd Garrison and Samuel J. May, of the first Boston anti-slavery organization John Mather Austin (1805-1880) supported William Henry Seward during the volatile Freeman Trial. They also collaborated in prison reform and anti-slavery organizations, the aftermath of the "Jerry Rescue" civil disobedience event in nearby Syracuse, and possibly even in Underground Railroad efforts. Adin Ballou (1803-1890) Antoinette Brown Blackwell John Boyden George Bradburn William Ellery Channing Maria Weston Chapman & sisters Lydia Child James Freeman Clarke Moncure Conway Caroline Dall A. Powell Davies Emily Taft Douglas Paul Douglas Sarah Otis Ernst Stephen Hole Fritchman Arthur Buckminster Fuller Frances Dana Barker Gage Dana McLean Greeley Horace Greeley David Eaton Frances Harper
Richard Hildreth Julia Ward Howe Homer Alexander Jack Alfred McClung Lee Viola Liuzzo Horace Mann Harriet Martineau Samuel J. May Ephraim Nute Mary White Ovington Theodore Parker James Joseph Reeb William Roscoe Benjamin Rush John Turner Sargent Edmund Hamilton Sears Edwin Wheelock