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Black Abolitionist Archive
Provincial Freeman - January 26, 1856
John W. Lewis
Charles Lenox Remond
J. W. C. Pennington
Charles Lenox Remond
Weekly Advocate - February 4, 1837
Pacific Appeal - October 11, 1862
Colored American - March 9, 1839
Charles Lenox Remond
Colored American - May 23, 1840
John N. Lewis
Colored American - October 27, 1838
Voice of the Fugitive - October 22, 1851
Henry Highland Garnet

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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