William Lloyd GarrisonWhat is an “abolitionist”? In the 19th century, an abolitionist was a reformer who advocated the abolition of slavery in the United States.

Many people participated in the 19th century Abolitionist Movement including: William Lloyd Garrison, editor of The Liberator and one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society; Sojourner Truth, a freed slave and speaker; Fredrick Douglass, a social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman; Henry “Box” Brown, a Virginia slave who escaped to freedom by arranging to have himself mailed to Philadelphia in a wooden crate; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin; and Harriet Tubman of the Underground Railroad fame. Harriet Tubman was once quoted as saying "I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."

Harriet Tubman

Reverend Dr. Levon Yuille established the 21st century Abolitionist Movement in 2004. The focus of this movement is a little different but no less important. The movement challenges and exposes the status quo political entitlement progressive ideology that pervades the black community and challenge them to move beyond race baiting into Martin Luther King’s dream for America, where people are not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Reverend Yuille leads the 21st century Abolitionist Movement in metro-Detroit with some brave soldiers who were willing to answer the call. Del Marsh and Phil Stargell were included in that number. They became part of the first planning committee, and a movement was born.

Henry Brown

During the following years, Del and Phil helped Reverend Yuille fulfill God’s call with the “Joshua’s Trail” program. In January of 2010, Reverend Yuille was tapped to launch a new branch of “Joshua’s Trail” in Ann Arbor, MI, leading another team of 21st century abolitionists. The core group doubled.

In the fall of 2011, Reverend Yuille blessed his spiritual sons, Del Marsh and Phil Stargell, to start the “Abolitionist Round Table” (ART). This program expands on Levon YuilleReverend Yuille’s mission and vision—to protect our American Judeo-Christian heritage, to protect life, and to break the generational curse of poverty and hopelessness.

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