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Black Abolitionist Archive
Weekly Anglo-African - March 1, 1862
Samuel Ringgold Ward
Lunsford Lane
Colored American - May 20, 1837
Weekly Anglo-African - March 8, 1862
William J. Watkins
Weekly Anglo-African - October 26, 1861
John James Moore
Colored American - June 12, 1841
Amos G. Beman
Voice of the Fugitive - February 26, 1851
Weekly Anglo-African - March 29, 1862
Impartial Citizen - June 12, 1850
Colored American - April 22, 1837
Charles Lenox Remond
Weekly Anglo-African - September 28, 1861
Pacific Appeal - May 24, 1862

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.

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