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Black Abolitionist Archive
Weekly Anglo-African - March 23, 1861
Weekly Anglo-African - March 23, 1861
Colored American - July 8, 1837
Elevator - July 21, 1865
John Sella Martin
Elevator - August 25, 1865
Provincial Freeman - May 13, 1854
Emmanuel Morris
Colored American - July 17, 1841
Pacific Appeal - January 30, 1864
Weekly Anglo-African - December 24, 1859
Voice of the Fugitive - October 22, 1851
Colored American - June 12, 1841
Colored American - March 15, 1838
Black Republican - April 15, 1865
Provincial Freeman - March 24, 1853
Colored American - December 25, 1841
Weekly Anglo-African - November 24, 1860

From the 1820s to the Civil War, African Americans assumed prominent roles in the transatlantic struggle to abolish slavery. In contrast to the popular belief that the abolitionist crusade was driven by wealthy whites, some 300 black abolitionists were regularly involved in the antislavery movement, heightening its credibility and broadening its agenda. The Black Abolitionist Digital Archive is a collection of over 800 speeches by antebellum blacks and approximately 1,000 editorials from the period. These important documents provide a portrait of black involvement in the anti-slavery movement; scans of these documents are provided as images and PDF files.

If you have questions or comments on the collection, please contact Pat Higo at: higopa@udmercy.edu.

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