American Minute with Bill Federer Mar. 24 - Rufus King & other Anti-Slavery Leaders
American Minute with Bill Federer
Mar. 24 - Rufus King & other Anti-Slavery Leaders
William Jay, son of the First Supreme Court Chief Justice, helped found
the American Bible Society in 1818, New York City's Anti-Slavery
Society in 1833, and the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833, drafting
William Jay was the first judge of New York's
Westchester County, 1820 to 1842, but was removed on account of his
strong anti-slavery views.
His son, John Jay, who helped found the Republican Party, was manager of the New York Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society in 1834.
Court Justice Joseph Story helped establish the illegality of the slave
trade in the Amistad case, 1844, which was portrayed in the 1997 movie
"Amistad," directed by Steven Spielberg.
P. Chase coined the slogan of the Free Soil Party, "Free Soil, Free
Labor, Free Men." A prominent member of the new Republican
Party, he was appointed Chief Justice by Lincoln, where he defended so
many escaped slaves that he was nicknamed "Attorney-General of Fugitive
Cassius Marcellus Clay heard William Lloyd Garrison
speak while a student at Yale and became an abolitionist, helping to
found the Republican Party. He served three terms as a Kentucky
Representative till he lost due to his strong anti-slavery views.
In 1843, pro-slavery Democrats attacked him and shot him in the chest, but he was able to fight them off with his Bowie knife.
began publishing an anti-slavery newspaper in 1845 called the True
American. He received death threats and had to barricade his newspaper
office doors. A mob broke in and stole his printing equipment.
1849, while making an anti-slavery speech, he was attacked, beaten,
stabbed, and almost shot, till he fought off his attackers.
Marcellus Clay pressured Lincoln to issue the Emancipation
Proclamation. As Minister to Russia, Clay helped negotiate the U.S.
purchase of Alaska.
Another anti-slavery leader was Rufus King, born MARCH 24, 1755.
King was a Harvard graduate who was an aide to General Sullivan during
the Revolutionary War. At 32 years old, Rufus King was one of the
youngest signers of the U.S. Constitution.
He later served as U.S. Minister to England, U.S. Senator from New York, and was a candidate for U.S. President.
In a speech made before the Senate at the time Missouri was petitioning for statehood, Rufus King stated:
hold that all laws or compacts imposing any such condition as slavery
upon any human being are absolutely void because they are contrary to
the law of nature, which is the law of God."
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