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Benjamin Lundy portrait
Description: Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) was an abolitionist who settled in St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1815, and later in Steubenville (1822). Raised as a Quaker in the Society of Friends, he was taught to treat all peoples as equal and moved around the country pushing his abolitionist ideas. Often he was not widely accepted and was forced to move, and in Baltimore he was once nearly beaten to death. He published his own anti-slavery gazette titled "The Genius of Universal Emancipation." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03994
Subjects: Abolitionists; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Antislavery movements--Ohio--History--19th century
Places: St. Clairsville (Ohio); Belmont County (Ohio); Steubenville (Ohio); Jefferson County (Ohio)