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Black Abolitionist Archive
Impartial Citizen - June 12, 1850
Colored American - December 25, 1841
Weekly Anglo-African - March 3, 1860
Frederick Douglass' Paper - May 26, 1854
Voice of the Fugitive - February 12, 1851
Theodore S. Wright
Voice of the Fugitive - May 21, 1851
Voice of the Fugitive - February 26, 1851
Pacific Appeal - July 25, 1863
Ebenezer D. Bassett
Weekly Anglo-African - August 27, 1859
Colored American - March 15, 1838
Elevator - July 21, 1865
Weekly Anglo-African - November 26, 1859
Elevator - December 15, 1865
Colored American - July 1, 1837
Black Republican - April 15, 1865

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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