Glasgow Emancipation Society
The Glasgow Emancipation Society was a group of Glaswegians who formed an anti-slavery abolitionist group. Prominent members included James McCune Smith, John Murray, William Smeal, Ralph Wardlaw, Anthony Wigham and Hugh Heugh.
The British and American abolitionist movements split over with the beliefs of William Lloyd Garrison who advocated the immediate release of American slaves. This society like Bristol, Edinburgh, Dublin, Bristol, and Clifton were strong supporters whilst other groups favoured a managed move away from slavery.
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- "Jane Smeal". www.spartacus-educational.com. Retrieved 5 January 2007.
- "Second City of The Empire: 1830s to 1914, Personalities". The Glasgow Story. Retrieved 5 January 2007.