William Lloyd Garrison avoids a lynching / by Jason Turgeon

I haven’t written much yet about Mr. Garrison, one of our neighborhood’s most famous residents.  He’s famous for being a passionate advocate for the abolition of slavery and for publishing the abolitionist newspaper the Liberator.  I found this clip in a book called Some Interesting Boston Events and since it’s such a wonderful piece of history I figured that rather than summarizing the story I’d share the whole thing.  Enjoy!