William Lloyd Garrison was born on December 10, 1805, in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He died on May 24, 1879, in New York City at the age of 74. He began publication of The Liberator in January 1831 at the age of 26 and had to wait until he was 60, living through a brutal Civil War before he saw the freedom of the slaves become a reality. In today's climate of concern about racism, it is important to remember that from the very first day Garrison published his paper, he was dedicated not only to freedom for slaves but for racial, social and economic equality for people of all colors. He was also a champion of equality for women. Moreover, his first issue seems very prescient in declaring that the only way for real equality to take place is by persuading everyone, especially those in positions of social and economic power, that equality was both necessary and desirable. He sought to appeal to logos, pathos, and especially ethos, the idea that complete equality is the morally right thing for people, especially Americans committed to being a democratic people, to aspire upward.