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The following images appear on the home page of Black Abolitionist Papers:

  • Frederick Douglass : advisor to Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War
    Ex-slave, American abolitionist, agent of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and US Minister to Haiti in 1889, Frederick Douglass (Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) (1817 - 1895). He became the first black man to be received at the White House, by President Abraham Lincoln.
  • Typescript resolutions from a meeting in Rochester.
    Typescript resolutions from a meeting in Rochester.
  • Harriet Tubman : key activist in the Underground Railroad
    circa 1865: Harriet Tubman (c 1820 - 1913). American abolitionist who escaped from slavery in 1849 and became a member of the 'Underground Railroad', leading more than three hundred slaves to freedom. During the Civil War she served as a nurse, laundress and spy with the Union forces. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • James Forten letter to Gerrit Smith
    James Forten letter to Gerrit Smith.
  • land deed : 1885, Hartford, Conn.
    Land deed : 1885, Hartford, Conn.
  • Frances Harper : teacher, suffragist, poet.
    Frances Harper : teacher, suffragist, poet.
  • from abolitionist newspaper The Liberator
    Text from the Boston newspaper 'The Liberator', the abolitionist journal founded by William Lloyd Garrison (1805 - 1879).
  • David Ruggles : writer, printer, pioneering black publisher.
    David Ruggles : writer, printer, pioneering black publisher.
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