Douglass subscribed to Wm. Lloyd Garrison's weekly newspaper "The Liberator"
Douglass also joined several organizations in New Bedford, and regularly attended abolitionist meetings. He subscribed to Wm. Lloyd Garrison's weekly newspaper, The Liberator. Douglass later said that "no face and form ever impressed me with such sentiments [of the hatred of slavery] as did those of William Lloyd Garrison." So deep was this influence that in his last biography, Douglass confessed "his paper took a place in my heart second only to The Bible". Garrison was likewise impressed with Douglass, and had written about his anti-colonialist stance in The Liberator as early as 1839.