Julia Griffiths (Born, 21 May 1811 in London, England) was a British abolitionist who worked with Frederick Douglass. The two met in London, England, during Douglass' tour of the British Isles in 1845-47. In 1849, Griffiths joined Douglass in Rochester, and edited, published and promoted his work. She was one of six founding members of the influential Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society. She is most noted for publishing Autographs for Freedom, an anthology of anti-slavery literature. In 1854, there were unfounded accusations, leveled by William Lloyd Garrison, that Douglass and Griffiths engaged in infidelity. Griffiths returned to England in 1855, where she continued to organize ladies' anti-slavery societies, write columns for Douglass's newspapers, and raise funds for the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Sewing Society, later called the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery and Freedmen's Aid Society. In 1859, she married Henry O. Crofts, a minister and former missionary in Canada. After her husband's death, Crofts ran a school for girls in St. Neots.
- National Archives, London, England. 1871 England Census, South Ward, Gateshead,England, p. 41.
- http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19949 - Online Text of "Autographs for Freedom"
- The Mind of Frederick Douglass By Waldo E. Jr. Martin
- Edwin Palmer, "A Partnership in the Abolition Movement", University of Rochester Library Bulletin, 25, 1 & 2: (Autumn & Winter 1971).
- Frank E. Fee Jr., "To No One More Indebted: Frederick Douglass and Julia Griffiths, 1849-63," Journalism History 35, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 12-26.
- Meaghan M. Fritz and Frank E. Fee Jr., "To Give the Gift of Freedom: Gift Books and the War Slavery," American Periodicals 23, no. 1 (2013): 60-82.
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