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Black Abolitionist Archive
Palladium of Liberty - May 1, 1844
Colored American - August 5, 1837
John Sella Martin
Provincial Freeman - July 29, 1854
Aliened American - April 9, 1853
Charles Lenox Remond
Frederick Douglass' Paper - February 2, 1855
Colored American - February 2, 1839
Colored American - November 16, 1839
Colored American - February 9, 1839
Pacific Appeal - July 12, 1862
Colored American - November 4, 1837
Colored American - February 17, 1838
William G. Allen
Voice of the Fugitive - October 22, 1851
J. W. C. Pennington
Henry Highland Garnet
James Walker Hood

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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