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Black Abolitionist Archives

The Black Abolitionist Archives is a historical research center devoted to the study of African Americans involved in the transatlantic struggle against slavery — America’s “first civil rights movement.” The collection housed in the archives contains a wealth of materials that document the lives of some 300 black abolitionists, including some 14,000 documents, an extensive microfilm library, a clippings file and a library of scholarly books, articles and dissertations. Dr. James O. Horton of the Smithsonian Institution’s Afro-American Communities Project has called it “the most extensive primary source collection on antebellum black activism.”

Please see the Black Abolitionist Archives website.

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