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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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Memoirs of Boston King, a Black Preacher (PDF)

Autobiographical memoir of Boston King, a fugitive slave from South Carolina who became a minister and teacher in Sierra Leone, serialized in 1798 in The Methodist Magazine. Digitized and annotated by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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