• My crime is that I will not go with the multitude to do evil. My singularity is that when I say that freedom is of God and slavery is of the devil, I mean just what I say. My fanaticism is that I insist on the American people abolishing slavery, or ceasing to prate on the rights of man.

    William Lloyd Garrison (1854). “No Compromise with Slavery: An Address Delivered in the Broadway Tabernacle, New York, February 14, 1854”, p.6