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William Lloyd Garrison - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 21.100 W 071° 04.739
19T E 328771 N 4690915
Quick Description: The statue of William Lloyd Garrison is located on Commonwealth Avenue between Dartmouth St. and Exeter St. in the Back Bay of Boston.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2014 4:18:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMKY67
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 2

Long Description:

William Lloyd Garrison was an influential journalist who was an abolitionist, suffragist, and social reformer. He founded and edited the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator and was a founding member of the American Anti-Slavery Society. After the Civil War he became very active in the woman suffrage movement.

A 7' by 4' by 6.33' bronze seated statue of William Lloyd Garrison rests on a 4.75' by 4' by 6.33' granite base. Garrison is holding papers in his right hand. Quills, a book, and an ink stand rest underneath the chair. The sculpture was created by Olin Levi Warner, cast by the Decorative Bronze Company, and installed on May 13, 1886. It was funded by public subscription.

The granite base has the following inscriptions:

Front

WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON

Left side

I AM IN EARNEST-I WILL NOT EQUIVOCATE
I WILL NOT EXCUSE-I WILL NOT RETREAT
A SINGLE INCH AND I WILL BE HEARD

Right side:

MY COUNTRY IS THE WORLD-MY COUNTRYMEN
ARE ALL MANKIND

On the back:

1805 - 1879

URL of the statue: [Web Link]

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