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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 Progress of Colored Women (PDF)

An 1898 speech by Mary Church Terrell at the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention in Washington, DC. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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