African Americans and Abolitionism

African Americans & the Abolitionist Movement
Frederick Douglass.

The most consistent abolitionist activity came from the  African American community. From the Revolution until Civil War, African Americans worked to tear down the systems of slavery. Although this is a broad time-frame, our aim is to illuminate the longstanding presence and significance of black abolitionists in American culture. In doing so, we ask three central questions.

Key Questions

What tactics did African Americans use in the fight for freedom?

What was the significance of slave resistance for abolition?

How did slave narratives and protest pamphlets radicalize American abolitionists?