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Black Abolitionist Archive
Provincial Freeman - April 19, 1856
Colored American - September 18, 1841
John J. Gaines
Sarah Parker Remond
Colored American - April 18, 1840
Impartial Citizen - October 24, 1849
Austin Stewart
Voice of the Fugitive - April 22, 1852
Samuel Ringgold Ward
Provincial Freeman - November, 1857
Weekly Anglo-African - March 3, 1860
Elevator - December 1, 1865
Colored American - November 16, 1839
Nathaniel Paul
Elevator - July 14, 1865
Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 15, 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.

If you have questions or comments on the collection, please contact Pat Higo at: higopa@udmercy.edu.

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