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Black Abolitionist Archive
Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861
Sarah Parker Remond
Anglo-African - December 9, 1865
Weekly Anglo-African - September 7, 1861
Samuel Ringgold Ward
Colored American - September 16, 1837
Provincial Freeman - December 16, 1854
Frederick Douglass' Paper - April 12, 1854
John Sella Martin
Colored American - August 15, 1840
Robert Bridges Forten
Colored American - April 17, 1841
Lunsford Lane
Charles Lenox Remond
Colored American - November 25, 1837
Sarah Parker Remond
Voice of the Fugitive - July 15, 1852
Pacific Appeal - July 12, 1862

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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