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Black Abolitionist Archive
Palladium of Liberty - May 1, 1844
Provincial Freeman - January 26, 1856
John Peck
Martin R. Delany
Pacific Appeal - October 17, 1863
Impartial Citizen - November 21, 1849
Weekly Anglo-African - May 5, 1860
Weekly Anglo-African - April 13, 1861
Colored American - September 8, 1838
N. Smith
John S. Rock
William J. Watkins
Thomas Pointer
Theodore S. Wright
William Craft
John Sella Martin
Voice of the Fugitive - July 29, 1852
Colored American - March 15, 1838

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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