Beriah Green

American abolitionist (1795–1874) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Beriah Green Jr. (March 24, 1795  May 4, 1874) was an American reformer, abolitionist, temperance advocate, college professor, minister, and head of the Oneida Institute. He was "consumed totally by his abolitionist views".[1]:281 Former student Alexander Crummell described him as a "bluff, kind-hearted man," a "master-thinker".[2]:49 Modern scholars have described him as "cantankerous",[2]:xv "caustic, belligerent, [and] suspicious".[3] "He was so firmly convinced of his opinions and so uncompromising that he aroused hostility all about him."[4]:32

Engraving by Alexander Hay Ritchie (1860)