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Black Abolitionist Archive
Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections: Anti-flowers
University of Detroit Chorus Collection: Cora and Jerry's Wedding - 1967
Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections: Strange Creature
University of Detroit Yearbook Collection: The Tower
Maurice Greenia, Jr. Collections: Waiting for it to Start
University of Detroit Yearbook Collection: Tower 1956
University of Detroit Yearbook Collection: Tower 60
Dichotomy: School of Architecture Student Journal
Dichotomy: School of Architecture Student Journal
University of Detroit Football Collection: University of Detroit vs. University of Iowa Program
University of Detroit Chorus Collection: The Days of Wine and Roses
University of Detroit Football Collection: University of Detroit vs. Purdue Program
Dichotomy: School of Architecture Student Journal
Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection: Britamoco
University of Detroit Chorus Collection
Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection: Baygeorge
University of Detroit Football Collection: University of Detroit vs. Villanova
Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection: William C. Agnew

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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