The African Meeting House, the site of many early antislavery meetings in Boston, where William Lloyd Garrison and eleven other white antislavery activists founded the New England Anti-Slavery Society in 1832. The New England Society merged with the General Colored Association, an older African American antislavery organization in 1833. From William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879: The Story of His Life, Volume I, Part II, by Wendell Phillips Garrison, (NY, 1885), extra illustrated edition, image opposite page 280. Handwritten caption below image: "The African Baptist Church in Smith Court, Belknap Street. Birthplace of the New England Anti Slavery Society."