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Black Abolitionist Archive
Elevator - September 8, 1865
William Craft
Henry Highland Garnet
Voice of the Fugitive - August 27, 1851
Weekly Anglo-African - January 19, 1861
Thomas M. Kinnard
Weekly Anglo-African - March 8, 1862
John T. Raymond
Colored American - May 18, 1839
Voice of the Fugitive - October 21, 1852
Voice of the Fugitive - September 23, 1852
John Anderson
Theodore S. Wright
J. L. Ward
Weekly Anglo-African - November 24, 1860
Henry Bibb

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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