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Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher - A Famous Abolitionist

Early Life Henry Ward Beecher was born the eighth if 11 children on June 24, 1813 Litchfield, Connecticut. Henry was parented by his father Lyman Beecher, he was a huge role model and shaped who Henry later became. Henry's mother Roxana Beecher passed away when he was only the age of three. He developed a close relationship with his sister Harriet Beecher.

Adulthood Henry Ward Beecher went to Amherst College and graduated in 1834. In 1837 he married a woman named Eunice White Billard and had 10 children. Only four of his children made it to adulthood. Henry professioned as a minister in the Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. He died on Mrch 8, 1887, Brooklyn, New York.


Early Life

What Made Him Get Involved? Ever since Henry Ward Beecher was born he believed in the name of God and doing good deeds for change. When Henry became a minister, he spoke out his point of view against slavery. His sister Harriet also motivated him to speak against slavery politically.

Abolitionist Movement Involvement

Harriet B. Stowe

Abolitionist Acts by Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Beecher staged slave auctions at a church and tried to convince people yo donate money to buy slaves' freedom. He also gathered weapons and resources for abolitionist settlers to protect and keep their territory slave free. Henry presented five speeches in England about slavery and abolitionists. This helped to destroy foreign support in the south. He helped other movements too.

Harriet Beecher Stowe and her book, "Uncle Toms Cabin", maade the Beecher family exceptionally famous. Henry's stance and position in government as a minister, along with his speeches about slavery played a part in his recognition. In the 19th century there was an event titled "19th Century Beecher Scandal". Theodore Tilton, a coworker accused Henry of having an affair with his wife. He was found innocent.

What Made Him Famous?

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