This is a listing of notable opponents of slavery, often called abolitionists.



* African Methodist Episcopal Church (American) * American Anti-Slavery Society (American) * American Missionary Association (American) * Anti-Slavery Society (British) * Birmingham Ladies Society for the Relief of Negro Slaves, founded 1825 (British) * Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society (American) * Boston Vigilance Committee (American) * British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, founded 1839, continues as Anti-Slavery International * Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade (British) * The Emancipation Network (International) * Free Soil Party (American) * Free-Staters (Kansas) (American) * Jayhawkers (American) * International Justice Mission (American) * Liberty Party (United States, 1840) * Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society (American) * Massachusetts General Colored Association (American) * New York Manumission Society (American) * New England Anti-Slavery Society (American) * New England Freedom Association (American) * Oneida Institute (American) * Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society (American) * Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) * Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1787–1807? (British, aka Abolition Society) * Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions, 1823–1838 (British, aka Anti-Slavery Society) * Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage (American) * Society of the Friends of the Blacks (''Société des Amis des Noirs'') (French)


* 8th Day Center for Justice, a Roman Catholic non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois * A Better World, organization that is based in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada * A21 Campaign, 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to fight human trafficking * ABC Nepal, non-profit non- governmental organisation working in Nepal on trafficking of girls and minors across Indian subcontinent and Arabian countries, founded by Durga Ghimire. * Agape International Missions, nonprofit organization in Cambodia * Anti-Slavery International, works at local, national and international levels to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world * Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking, coalition representing partnerships with law enforcement, faith-based communities, non-profit organizations, social service agencies, attorneys and concerned citizens. * Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART), non-governmental organization fighting against human trafficking in Kenya. * California Against Slavery, human rights organization directed at strengthening California state laws to protect victims of sex trafficking * Chab Dai, coalition founded by Helen Sworn that connects Christian organizations committed to ending sexual abuse and trafficking. * Children's Organization of Southeast Asia (COSA), International Organization which works towards the prevention of child human trafficking and sexual exploitation within the Northern regions of Thailand, especially among hill-tribe communities. * Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, international non-governmental organization opposing human trafficking, prostitution, and other forms of commercial sex * Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, Los Angeles-based anti-human trafficking organization * ECPAT, international non-governmental organisation and network headquartered in Thailand which is designed to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children * The Emancipation Network, international organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery * Face to Face Bulgaria, organization whose primary mission is to prevent cases of forced prostitution and human trafficking in Bulgaria * Free the Slaves, dedicated to ending Slavery Worldwide * Freeset, organization whose primary mission is to provide sustainable employment and economic empowerment to victims of sex trafficking in South Asia. * Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, network of more than 100 non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world, who share a deep concern for the women, children and men whose human rights have been violated by the criminal practice of trafficking in persons *Hope for Justice, identifies and rescues victims, advocates on their behalf, provides restorative care which rebuilds lives and trains frontline professionals to tackle slavery. * Ing Makababaying Aksyon (Filipino) * International Justice Mission, an anti-trafficking organization. * La Strada International Association, international NGO network addressing trafficking in human beings in Europe * Love 146, vision: abolition of child trafficking and slavery, nothing less. * Maiti Nepal, non-profit organization in Nepal dedicated to helping victims of sex trafficking * NASHI, a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada-based organisation that opposes human trafficking by raising awareness through education * Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons, government agency responsible for coordinating efforts to address human trafficking in British Columbia, Canada * Polaris Project, nonprofit, non-governmental organization that works to combat and prevent modern day slavery and human trafficking * Prerana, non-governmental organization (NGO) that works in the red-light districts of Mumbai, India to protect children vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. The organization runs three night care centers for children at risk, as well as shelter homes and a residential training center for girls rescued from the trafficking trade. * Ratanak International, organisation that rescues children from sexual slavery and then provides them with education, rehabilitation, and safety * Reaching Out Romania, non-governmental charitable organization in Romania that helps girls ages 13 to 22 exit the sex industry * Redlight Children Campaign, non-profit organization created by New York lawyer and president of Priority Films Guy Jacobson and Israeli actress Adi Ezroni in 2002 to combat worldwide child sexual exploitation and human trafficking * Run for Courage, nonprofit organization that combats human trafficking * Somaly Mam Foundation (Cambodian) * Slavery Footprint, nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California that works to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery. * Stop Child Trafficking Now, organization founded by Lynette Lewis, an author and public speaker * Stop the Traffik, campaign coalition which aims to bring an end to human trafficking worldwide * The RINJ Foundation, Canadian-based women's group which adduces that vigorously prosecuting buyers of slaves is the way ahead to end Sexual slavery * Tiny Hands International, Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to helping orphaned and abandoned children and fighting sex trafficking in South Asia * Truckers Against Trafficking, nonprofit organization that trains truck drivers to recognize and report instances of human trafficking * Visayan Forum Foundation (Filipino)



* Abigail Adams (American presidential wife and activist) * John Quincy Adams (American President), had a long history of opposing slavery * Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (German/British) * Bronson Alcott (American) * Louisa May Alcott (American) * George William Alexander (British) * Richard Allen (former slave, American Methodist) * William Allen (British Quaker) * William G. Allen (American) * Susan B. Anthony (American) * Rosa Miller Avery (American) * Gamaliel Bailey (American) * Martha Violet Ball (American) * Austin Bearse (American) * Henry Ward Beecher (American) * Anthony Benezet (American Quaker) * Anna Amalia Bergendahl (Dutch) * Ramón Emeterio Betances (Puerto Rican) * Henry Bibb, publisher ''The Voice of the Fugitive'' newspaper (Canadian) * John Bingham, Jayhawker and Senator (American) * Thomas Binney (British) * James Gillespie Birney (American) * William Birney (American) * Simon Bolivar (Venezuelan) * William Henry Brisbane (American) * Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (British) * George Brown (Canadian) * John Brown (American) (1800-1859), abolitionist who advocated armed insurrection to overthrow the institution of slavery. He organized the Pottawatomie massacre (1856) and was later executed for leading an unsuccessful 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. * William Wells Brown (American) * Thomas Burchell (British Jamaican) * Ansar Burney (Pakistani activist) * Aaron Burr (American politician) * Benjamin Butler (American) * Thomas Fowell Buxton (British) * Louis X of France (Louis X Capet, 1315, Kingdom of France) * Mary Ann Shadd Cary, publisher ''Provincial Freeman'' newspaper (Canadian) * Ramón Castilla, politician (Peruvian president) * Antônio de Castro Alves (Brazilian) * Elizabeth Buffum Chace (American activist) * Elizabeth Margaret Chandler American writer and journalist, columnist. * Zachariah Chandler (American) * William L. Chaplin (American) * Maria Weston Chapman (American) * Salmon P. Chase (American) * Lydia Maria Child (American) * Ward Chipman (Canadian) * John Clarkson (British) * Thomas Clarkson (British) * Cassius Marcellus Clay (American) * John Coburn (American) * Levi Coffin (American) * Josiah Conder (British) * Samuel Cornish (Presbyterian of African heritage, American) * Oringe Smith Crary (American) * John Cropper, Liverpudlian trader and philanthropist * Alexander Crummell, African-American missionary * Ottobah Cugoano (African/British) * Henry Winter Davis (American) * Thomas Day (British) * Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (French) * Martin Delany (son of a slave, American) * Richard Dillingham (American) * Frederick Douglass (former slave, American politician) * David Einhorn (American rabbi) * Edward James Eliot (British) * Ralph Waldo Emerson (American) * Olaudah Equiano former slave taken from modern day Nigeria (British) * Calvin Fairbank (American) * Alexander Falconbridge (British) * Sarah Harris Fayerweather (American) * Guillaume de Félice (French) * John Gregg Fee (American) * Charles Finney (American) * Charles Follen (German) * Charlotte Forten (American) * James Forten (American) * Abby Kelley Foster (American) * Stephen Symonds Foster (American) * Benjamin Franklin (American) * Amos Noë Freeman (American) * John C. Frémont (American) * Matilda Joslyn Gage (American) * Thomas Galt (American), Vice-President, Illinois Anti-Slavery Society * Eliza Ann Gardner (American) * Henry Highland Garnet (American) * Thomas Garrett (American) * William Lloyd Garrison (American) * Maria Grazia Giammarinaro (1953), leading Italian abolitionist. She is the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons. She is credited for raising the political profile of the fight against trafficking. * Jack Gladstone (Demeraran slave) * Olympe de Gouges (French) * Ulysses Grant (American) * Horace Greeley (American) * Beriah Green (American) * Henri Grégoire (French) * Leonard Grimes (American) * Angelina Grimké (American) * Sarah Moore Grimké (American) * Vicente Guerrero (Mexican) * Alexander Hamilton (American) * Hannibal Hamlin (American) * Theophilus Harrington (American) * Laura Smith Haviland (American) * Lewis Hayden (former slave, American) * Michael Heilprin (American rabbi) * Hinton Rowan Helper (enemy of slaveowners, American) * Elizabeth Heyrick (British) * James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (American) * Elias Hicks (American) * Miguel Hidalgo (Mexican) * Thomas Wentworth Higginson (American) * José Hilario López (Colombian) * Thomas S. Hinde (American) * Isaac Hopper (American) * Julia Ward Howe (American) * Samuel Gridley Howe (American) * Thaddeus Hyatt (American) * José Miguel Infante (Chilean) * Robert G. Ingersoll (American) * Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil * Francis Jackson (American) * Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) (former slave, American) * John Jay (American) * Samuel Johnson (British) * Absalom Jones (American) * Hezekiah Joslyn (American) * Abby Kelley (American) * Joseph Ketley (British) * William Knibb (British) * Gustav Koerner (German American) * James H. Lane (Senator) (American) * John Laurens (American) * Benjamin Lay (American) * Hart Leavitt (American), Underground Railroad operator, Massachusetts * Joshua Leavitt (American), editor of the abolitionist newspaper ''The Emancipator'' * Roger Hooker Leavitt (American), Underground Railroad operator, MassachusettsRoger Hooker and Keziah Leavitt House, Charlemont, Massachusetts, National Park Service Network to Freedom Sites, nps.gov
* Abraham Lincoln (American President) * David Livingstone (Scottish) * Rose Livingston (American) * Toussaint L'Ouverture (former slave, a commander of the Haitian Revolution) * Jermain Loguen (former slave, American) * Elijah Lovejoy (American) * James Russell Lowell (American) * Maria White Lowell (American) * Henry G. Ludlow (American) * Benjamin Lundy (American) * Zachary Macaulay (British) * Samuel Joseph May (American) * Philip Mazzei (Italian) * Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham (British) * José Gregorio Monagas (Venezuelan) * Hannah More (British) * José María Morelos (Mexican) * Robert Morris (American) * Lucretia Mott (American) * William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (British) * Joaquim Nabuco (Brazilian) * William Cooper Nell (American) * John Newton, former slave merchant (British) * Richard Oastler (British) * Daniel O'Connell (Irish) * James Edward Oglethorpe (English, founder of the Province of Georgia) * Frederick Law Olmsted (American) * Saint Acacius of Amida (Persian) * Samuel Oughton (American), advocate of black labour rights in Jamaica) * Thomas Paine (British born) * John Parker (abolitionist) (former slave, American) * Theodore Parker (American) (1810–1860), Unitarian minister and abolitionist whose words inspired speeches by Abraham Lincoln and later by Martin Luther King Jr. ("The arc of the moral universe is long...") * Francis Daniel Pastorius (German-American) * José do Patrocínio (Brazilian) * Pedro I of Brazil * Pedro II of Brazil * Wendell Phillips (American) * James Shepherd Pike (American), journalist * Mary Ellen Pleasant (American) * Bishop Beilby Porteus (British) * John Wesley Posey (American) * Gabriel Prosser (insurrectionist, American slave) * Harriet Forten Purvis (American) * Robert Purvis (American) * Sarah Louisa Forten Purvis (American) * Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (Founder of Self Respect Movement in Southern India) * James Ramsay (British) * John Rankin (American) * Hermann Raster (American) * William Rathbone IV (British) * John D. Read (American) * André Rebouças (Brazilian) * Charles Lenox Remond (American) * Maximilien Robespierre (French) * Ernestine Rose (American) * Benjamin Rush (American) * John Brown Russwurm (Jamaican/American) * Richard S. Rust (American) * Ignatius Sancho (first ex-slave to vote, British) * Victor Schœlcher (French) * Dred Scott (American slave) * Samuel Sewall (American) * Samuel Edmund Sewall (American) * William H. Seward, Secretary of State under Lincoln (American) * Granville Sharp (British) * Samuel Sharpe (Jamaican) * James Sherman (British) * José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva (Brazilian) * Kathleen Simon (British) * Gerrit Smith (American) * John Smith (British missionary to Demerara, Guyana) * Joshua Bowen Smith (American) * William Smith (British) * Silas Soule (American) * Herbert Spencer (British) * Lysander Spooner (American lawyer) * Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War under Lincoln (American) * Elizabeth Cady Stanton (American) * Henry Stanton (American) * James Stephen (British lawyer) * James Stephen (son) (British administrator) * Thaddeus Stevens (American) * Maria W. Stewart (American) * William Still (American) * Lucy Stone (American) * Harriet Beecher Stowe (American) * Charles Sumner (American) * Theodore de Korwin Szymanowski (Polish) * Arthur Tappan (American) * Lewis Tappan (American) * George Thompson (British) * Henry David Thoreau (American) * Henry Thornton (British) * John Ton (Dutch-born American) * Charles Turner Torrey (American) * Joseph Tracy (American) * John Harfield Tredgold (British) * Sojourner Truth (American) * Harriet Tubman (American) * Nat Turner insurrectionist, former slave (American) * Denmark Vesey insurrectionist, former slave (American) * Julio Vizcarrondo (Spanish, born in Puerto Rico) * Benjamin Wade (American) * David Walker (abolitionist) (son of a slave, American) * Samuel Ringgold Ward (born into slavery, American) * Josiah Wedgwood (British) produced "''Am I Not A Man And A Brother?''" anti-slavery medallion * Theodore Dwight Weld (American) * John Wesley (British) * Charles Augustus Wheaton (American) Underground Railroad Operator, New York * Walt Whitman (American) * John Greenleaf Whittier (American) * William Wilberforce (British) Leading Parliamentary abolitionistupabolish_the_slave_trade._Campaigned_for_the_end_of_slavery_in_British_Empire,_dying_three_days_after_hearing_the_[[Slavery_Abolition_Act_1833.html" style="text-decoration: none;"class="mw-redirect" title="Slave Trade Act 1807">abolish the slave trade. 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* David Batstone founder of the non-profit organization Not for Sale (American) * Don Brewster founder of Agape International Missions (American) * Florrie R. Burke (American) * Vednita Carter founder of Breaking Free (American) * Katherine Chon co-founder of Polaris Project (American) * Derek Ellerman co-founder of Polaris Project (American) * Durga Ghimire (Nepali) * Maria Grazia Giammarinaro (Italian) * Glendene Grant mother of slave, founder of Mothers Against Trafficking in Humans (Canadian) * Nick Grono Freedom Fund and Walk Free Foundation (Australian) * Siddharth Kara author of Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery (2009) and Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia (American) * Rachel Lloyd (British) * Rose Livingston former slave who worked to free slaves in New York City (American) * Iana Matei founder of Reaching Out Romania (Romanian) * Somaly Mam founder of Somaly Mam Foundation (Cambodian) * Bukola Oriola former slave, author of ''Imprisoned: The Travails of a Trafficked Victim'' (Nigerian) * Kathleen Simon, Viscountess Simon (British) * Elizabeth Smart former slave, founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation (American) * Linda Smith (American politician) founder of Shared Hope International (American) * Helen Sworn (English) * Sheila White former slave (American)

See also

*List of African-American abolitionists *Abolitionism *Abolitionism in the United Kingdom *Abolitionism in the United States *History of slavery *History of slavery in the United States *Radical Republicans *Slavery *Timeline of the civil rights movement *Underground Railroad


Further reading

* . Winner, 2007 Governor General's Literary Award for Nonfiction; Nominee (Nonfiction), National Books Critics Circle Award 2007. See, Governor General's Award for English language non-fiction. {{Slave narrative| state=expanded Category:African-American history Abolitionists Abolitionists