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us: Birney, James Gillespie, 1792-1857


  • [Individual was an abolitionist.]
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    • us: American, 1792-1857
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1792-02-04
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1857-11-25
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Danville (Ky.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Perth Amboy (N.J.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Transylvania University
        • Organization: (naf) Princeton University
        • Organization: (naf) American Colonization Society
        • Organization: (naf) Kentucky Colonization Society
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Kentucky Anti-Slavery Society
    • Gender

        male
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Antislavery movements
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Editors
            (lcsh) Lawyers
        • Sources

          • found: His James G. Birney ... 1969.
          • found: The American churches, the bulwarks of American slavery, 1843: t.p. (an American)
          • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass, accessed April 25, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Birney, James Gillespie; lawyer, magazine and journal editor / publisher, presidential candidate; born 04 February 1792 in Danville, Kentucky, United States; attended Transylvania University in nearby Lexington, Kentucky, and eventually graduated from Princeton University (1810); after admittance to the bar, he returned to Danville to practice law; by 1832 he was an active agent for the American Colonization Society; rose to the level of vice president in the Kentucky Colonization Society; freed his remaining slaves and resigned his vice presidency with the Kentucky Colonization Society (1834); helped form the Kentucky Anti-Slavery Society and began to travel across the nation in support of immediate abolitionism; moved to New Richmond, Ohio, to edit a new journal entitled the Philanthropist (1836); became the executive secretary of the American Anti-Slavery Society (1837); an antislavery convention comprising delegates from six states nominated him for the office of president of the United States; died 25 November 1857 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States)
        • General Notes

          • [Individual was an abolitionist.]
        • Change Notes

          • 1980-04-04: new
          • 2015-11-29: revised
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