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Theodore D. Weld

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| caption = Theodore Dwight Weld, student leader of slavery debate at Lane Seminary, ca. 1832-1834.
 
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<p>Theodore Dwight Weld was a prominent nineteenth century American reformer and educator. </p>
<p>Weld was born on November 23, 1803, in Hampton, Connecticut. In 1819, he enrolled in the Phillips Andover Academy, but he had to withdraw due to health problems. In 1833, Weld became a student and then a professor at the Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. He left the school when the trustees of the seminary prohibited the discussion of slavery. Weld, a devoted abolitionist, could not remain with this restriction in place.</p>