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Black Abolitionist Archive
Charles Lenox Remond
Pacific Appeal - December 20, 1862
Voice of the Fugitive - December 16, 1852
Alexander Crummell
Charles Lenox Remond
Colored American - September 8, 1838
William Wells Brown
William Wells Brown
Colored American - September 14, 1839
Pacific Appeal - Aprill 5, 1862
Colored American - May 11, 1839
Anglo-African - October 7, 1865
Colored American - December 15, 1838
Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 10, 1842
Impartial Citizen - October 24, 1849
Colored American - November 16, 1839
William C. Nell
Pacific Appeal - August 1, 1863

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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