William Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp
January 1, 1831
Volume 1, number 1
On January 1, 1831, Garrison founded The Liberator in Boston. Despite a subscription list that barely exceeded 3,000 (the majority of whom were Black) during its thirty-five-year run The Liberator was America’s most influential abolitionist publication by virtue of its uncompromising advocacy for immediate and complete emancipation of all slaves. A foundational chapter in American civil rights.