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From Portraits of American Abolitionists
Massachusetts Historical Society
Due to his activism, William Cooper Nell became one of Boston’s most influential and respected community leaders. He organized community meetings, spoke out against slavery, sheltered fugitives from slavery, and fought against school segregation. Nell also wrote and published one of the earliest books on African American history.