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Abolitionism

by Kitty Jellinek
Abolitionism is a movement to end slavery, whether formal or informal. In Western Europe and the Americas, abolitionism was a historical movement to end the African slave trade and set slaves free. Tabor’s founding fathers were Abolitionists. The Spanish government enacted the first European law abolishing colonial slavery in 1542, although this law was not widely enforced. Later, in the 17th century, English Quakers and evangelical religious groups condemned slavery (by then applied mostly to Africans) as un-Christian; in the 18th century, abolition was part of the message of the First Great Awakening in the Thirteen Colonies; and in the […]

Tabor Fremont County – 51653-us

by Kitty Jellinek
In 1853 the city of Tabor was founded by several Christian clergymen, who were also active abolitionists, (George Gaston, Samuel A. Adams, and Rev. John Todd) and their families. They chose to settle in what is now Tabor in order to found a Christian college, which eventually became Tabor College. The founders “were impressed with this high location and mutually selected the name “Tabor” after the Biblical name of Mount Tabor, a mountain near Nazareth, the town of Jesus’ childhood.”[5] In the 1850s the abolitionist John Brown kept a store of weapons in Tabor, and met here with other supporters […]
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