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The Liberator, Anti-slavery Newspaper





The anti-slavery newspaper, The Liberator, has been recently acquired by the WKU Special Collections Library.  William Lloyd Garrison was the editor and J. B. Yerrinton & Son were the printers.  These newspapers were published from 1831-1865 from the Anti-slavery office in Boston.  The motto of the newspaper, “Our country is the world, our countrymen are all mankind” can be seen below the front page, pictorial depiction of slavery.  The Special Collections Library now features 14 original print copies of various issues from 1853-1864 of this anti-slavery newspaper to add to the SCL newspaper collection.  Special thanks to Jonathan Jeffrey for noticing these important newspapers in a Texas store, while on the holiday break.

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