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Antislavery Poetry from San Francisco

Running man image from workshop poster

The Pacific Appeal was the leading African American newspaper on the West Coast during the early 1860s.  A newly-published set of eight antislavery poems from the journal's inaugural 1862 volume captures the sense of expectancy within the African American community for the imminent end of US slavery.  These poems include the work of James Madison Bell, a San Francisco plasterer, brickmason, and poet.  Read more... 
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Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy: 1719-1820

Massive database on over 100,000 African American slaves in Louisiana during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Website produced by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, the Center for the Public Domain, and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

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