The American Anti-Slavery Convention in Philadelphia
On December 4, 1833, abolitionist leaders from ten states met in Philadelphia. The goal was to create a national organization that would work to realize the emancipation of all slaves. Officers were elected and a constitution and declaration adopted. Emancipation was to be brought about by non-violent means. As a member of the American Anti-slavery Society, you were encouraged to give public talks, write for newspapers and other publications, practice civil disobedience and not purchase any products that were manufactured by slave labor.