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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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Elusive Autobiographies: Reading Slavery's Vernacular Artifacts

A 2006 talk by Professor Angelita Reyes (Arizona State University), at the Slavery & Antislavery Research and Teaching Workshop. From the Antislavery Literature Project, in Flash.

The link address is: http://www.vimeo.com/2622857