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Theodore Dwight Weld was born on November 23, 1803, in Hampton, CT. Weld attended Philips Andover Academy but did not finish due to failing eyesight. In his youth, Weld was influenced by Charles G. Finney and Charles Stuart. In 1833, Weld began attending Lane Theological Seminary in Ohio but left when the school’s trustees suppressed the anti-slavery movement on campus. In 1838, Theodore Weld married Angelina Emily Grimké. Weld was very active in the anti-slavery movement on a national level. Not only was he a well known speaker, Weld was the editor of books and pamphlets for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Theodore Weld started a school for children of all races and genders in Eagleswood, New Jersey, in 1854. Theodore Weld eventually moved to Massachusetts in 1864 where he continued his work as a teacher and lecturer. Weld died on February 3, 1895.