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Black Abolitionist Archive


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Subtitle: "What have the Abolitionists done?"

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 8, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer continues his answer to the question "What have the Abolitionists done?" that he began in a previous issue. He explains that abolitionists have kept the focus on the issue of slavery by agitation, speeches, aid to fugitives, and an untiring devotion to the cause of freedom. The have suffered imprisonment, shame, and personal attacks for what they believe is right.

Description of file(s): three scanned newspaper pages (five columns)

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; African Americans--Colonization; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: "Jim Crow"; abolition; action; agitation; Anti-Slavery newspapers; bondage; Church; Colonization; fugitive; Fugitive Slave Law; Nebraska Bill; oppression; prejudice; Underground Railroad

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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