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Black Abolitionist Archive
Voice of the Fugitive - February 12, 1851
Colored American - December 2, 1837
Colored American - March 25, 1837
Pacific Appeal - November 7, 1863
Colored American - September 23, 1837
Robert Morris
Colored American - November 20, 1841
Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861
Weekly Anglo-African - September 24, 1859
Pacific Appeal - January 24, 1863
Elevator - December 8, 1865
Colored American - December 16, 1837
Colored American - September 30, 1837
Weekly Advocate - January 7, 1837
Weekly Advocate - February 25, 1837
Provincial Freeman - March 1, 1856
Voice of the Fugitive - January 1, 1852
Colored American - July 27, 1839

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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