Black Abolitionist Archive



Black Abolitionist Archive

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"Black Abolitionist Archive." University of Detroit Mercy, 1998-present. (Online database of over 800 speeches and about 1,000 editorials by black abolitionists from the antebellum period.)

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"The Black Abolitionist Archive is a collection of documents created by antebellum blacks. In contrast to the popular belief that the abolitionist crusade was driven by wealthy whites, these important documents provide a portrait of black involvement in the anti-slavery movement. The collection was donated to the University of Detroit Mercy by Dr. C. Peter Ripley in 1998. The paper collection is maintained by Dr. Roy E. Finkenbine who teaches in the UDM History Department. The digital archive is being developed and maintained by the UDM Libraries / IDS" (Detroit Area Library Network)

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Black Abolitionist Papers See also Bibliographic Resource
Witness for Freedom: African American Voices on Race, Slavery, and Emancipation See also Bibliographic Resource