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Fri, 06.20.1845

The ‘Anti-Slavery Bugle’ Newspaper is published

 *On this date in 1845, The Anti-Slavery Bugle started publication.  This abolitionist newspaper was first published in New Lisbon (later renamed Lisbon), Ohio, and moved shortly after five issues to Salem, Ohio. Salem was home to many Quaker families and an active station of the Underground Railroad, providing the paper with more subscribers.

James Barnaby was the publisher and received support from the Anti-Slavery Society, such as Abby Kelley. This allowed the paper to continue circulation for 18 years and was shipped to Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The paper stated its goal in the first issue: "Our mission is a great and glorious one. It is to preach deliverance to the captive, and the opening of the prison door to them that are bound; to hasten in the day when 'liberty shall be proclaimed throughout all the land, unto all inhabitants thereof." 

Later, the paper expanded its mission from Anti-Slavery to include the Women's Rights Movement. It ran letters and speeches such as Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman."  Their last issue was on May 4, 1861.  

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