Opposed to or working to abolish the practice of slavery.
The word 'antislavery' is derived from the prefix 'anti-' meaning 'opposed to' and 'slavery', referring to the practice of owning people as property.
- The antislavery movement in the 19th century fought to end the evil of slavery and secure freedom for all people.
- The antislavery campaigners used various tactics, such as peaceful protests and abolitionist speeches, to raise awareness and encourage change.
- The antislavery laws, passed by various countries and states, helped to abolish the institution of slavery and give freedom to enslaved people.
- The antislavery activists and abolitionists, such as William Wilberforce and Harriet Tubman, were instrumental in bringing about the end of slavery in many parts of the world.
- The antislavery cause has continued to inspire and guide people in the fight against all forms of oppression and discrimination.