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Black Abolitionist Archive
Weekly Anglo-African - December 29, 1860
Charles Lenox Remond
Colored American - September 18, 1841
Samuel Ringgold Ward
Voice of the Fugitive - November 19, 1851
Provincial Freeman - March 8, 1856
James McCune Smith
Alexander Crummell
Voice of the Fugitive - October 21, 1852
Weekly Anglo-African - December 29, 1860
Weekly Anglo-African - November 26, 1859
James W. C. Pennington
Weekly Anglo-African - November 24, 1860
Colored American - August 26, 1837
Alexander Crummell
Provincial Freeman - May 16, 1857

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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