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Antislavery Poetry from San Francisco

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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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The Barbarous Decision of the United States Supreme Court Declaring the Civil Rights Act Unconstitutional and Disrobing the Colored Race of All Civil Protection. The Most Cruel and Inhuman Verdict Against a Loyal People in the History of the World.

Addresses by Bishop Henry McNeal Turner, Frederick Douglass and Robert Ingersoll against the 1883 US Supreme Court's overturning of the 1875 Civil Rights Act. Digitized by Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina.

The link address is: http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/turnerbd/menu.html