Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

Courtesy of The Federal Observer website

Giving up his practice of law to become a leading abolitionist, Phillips used his forceful and uncompromising oratorical skills to gain support for abolitionism, prohibition, woman suffrage, penal reform, better treatment for Indians, regulation of corporations, and the labor-union movement.

A close friend of Abby Kelley and Stephen Foster, Phillips attended the 1850 National Woman’s Rights Convention which was held in Worcester, MA.

Phillips was a frequent contributor to The Liberator and joined William Lloyd Garrison in calling for a division of the union.