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William Lloyd Garrison Memorial

Artist:

Olin Levi Warner

Location:

Commonwealth Ave. Mall, between Dartmouth St. and Exeter St.  

Location

Commonwealth Ave. Mall, between Dartmouth St. and Exeter St.
United States
42° 21' 5.9832" N, 71° 4' 44.6088" W

Neighborhood:

Back Bay

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1886

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) was an early Boston leader in the movement to abolish slavery in America, sometimes at the risk of his life. In 1829 he made his first public speech against slavery. In 1831 he founded  The Liberator, the influential anti-slavery journal. In 1832 he joined in organizing the New England Ant-Slavery Society. As was usual among emancipation leaders, Garrison also supported the movements for women’s rights, temperance, pacifism, and free trade. The bronze statue of a seated Garrison was created by the sculptor, Olin Levi Warner (1844-1896). It was funded by public subscription, and dedicated in 1886.

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