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Charles Lennox Remond
Birth: Feb. 1, 1810
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1873
Wakefield
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Social Reformer. An abolitionist and orator, he was born the son of free blacks and by 1838 had become the first African American lecturer employed by William Lloyd Garrison's anti-slavery society. In 1840, he was an American delegate to the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention in London, but he refused to take his seat when women delegates were segregated from the main floor into the gallery. He remained in England and Ireland lecturing against slavery and returned to the United States in 1841 with an "Address from the People of Ireland," with 60,000 signatures, that called on Irish Americans to oppose slavery and all discrimination. He became a close friend and associate of Frederick Douglass, initially advocating peaceful means to end slavery, but became increasingly militant. He broke with Douglass in 1852 when the latter refused to adopt the view that the U.S. Constitution was an instrument of slaveholders. Remond increasingly advocated violent means if necessary to overthrow slavery, declaring "slaves were bound by their love of justice to rise at once, en masse, and throw off their fetters." At the outbreak of the Civil War, Remond joined Douglass in recruiting black soldiers for the Massachusetts 54th and 55th regiments. After the war he continued to lecture for the freedman and worked as an official of the customs house in Boston.  (bio by: Bob on Gallows Hill) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Remond (1786 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Magee Remond (1837 - 1876)*
 
 Children:
  Wendell P Remond (____ - 1866)*
  Amy M M Remond (____ - 1872)*
  Charles Lenox Remond (1858 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Harmony Grove Cemetery
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
Record added: May 01, 2005
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