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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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Anti-Slavery International

Founded in 1839, Anti-slavery International is one of the oldest human rights organizations. Its annual reviews and reports provide authoritative information on contemporary slavery issues. Note the recent Recovered Histories section with a database on historical antislavery texts. An excellent website with up-to-date information.

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