Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: Robert Purvis
Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898
Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman
The speaker described the injustices suffered by the nominally free black citizens along with the fugitive slaves in a society that continues to stress slavery over justice and humanity. He noted the irony in the fact that the free black citizen must pay school taxes even though he is not allowed to send his children to the school where his tax money is spent.
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 419 word document (text and images)
Date published: 1853
People: Thomas, William