Necessity of Organizing

Sept 7, 1832

Writing to the Liberator, Garrison emphasizes the need to organize abolitonists. “It is time for the friends of bleeding humanity to make a demonstation of their strength. It is idle for them to sigh over the degradation and misery of the slaves, while they neglect to coalesce. To effect this union, agents are indispensable….. it is much easier to convince a hundred men in a large audience, than half a dozen by detail. In this manner I may be able to disarm whole communities of their antipathies, and rally them around the standard which has been lifted up in Boston…” 1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI