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Black Abolitionist Archive
William Andrew Jackson
Weekly Advocate - January 21, 1837
Henry Bibb
Provincial Freeman - April 15, 1854
Voice of the Fugitive - July 15, 1852
Elevator - December 15, 1865
Weekly Anglo-African - November 16, 1861
Colored American - March 11, 1837
Colored American - June 6, 1840
J. W. C. Pennington
Voice of the Fugitive - February 26, 1851
Weekly Anglo-African - November 24, 1860
Anglo-African Magazine - November, 1859
Provincial Freeman - September 16, 1854

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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