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The American Prejudice Against Color

The American Prejudice Against Color

William G. Allen

From the Introduction: “Many persons having suggested that it would greatly subserve the Anti-slavery Cause in this country, to present to the public a concise narrative of my recent narrow escape from death, at the hands of an armed mob in America, a mob armed with tar, feathers, poles, and an empty barrel spiked with shingle nails, together with…

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A Century of Negro Migration

Carter G. Woodson

From the Preface: ‘In treating this movement of the Negroes, the writer does not presume to say the last word on the subject. The exodus of the Negroes from the South has just begun. The blacks have recently realized that they have freedom of body and they will now proceed to exercise that right. To presume, therefore, to exhaust the treatment of this…

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Freedom! Equality!! Justice!!!

Freedom! Equality!! Justice!!!

Victoria Claflin Woodhull

Freedom! Equality!! Justice!!!, A Speech on the Impending Revolution, Delivered in Music Hall, Boston, 1872. This is one of the speeches made by Victoria Claflin Woodhull. A small excerpt: ‘Therefore it is that there shall soon come a time in which the people will ask for universal liberty, universal equality, and universal justice.’

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The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament

The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament

Thomas Clarkson

There’s a quote by Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” One of the cases where this was proved true was in the case of slavery. Thomas Clarkson, along with people like William Wilberforce, Granville Sharp, James Edward Oglethorpe and Lord Mansfield were among…

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Mob Rule in New Orleans

Mob Rule in New Orleans

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Written by one of the early leaders in the civil rights movement, this is a harrowing account of some of the atrocities that were carried out on black people in New Orleans in the late nineteenth century. Using graphic reports from newspapers, this short book paints a vivid picture of the horrors of slavery and its repercussions.

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The Negro

The Negro

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in 1868, 3 years after the end of the civil war. He worked his whole life to bring an end to segregation. He died in 1963, one year before the march on Washington. This book covers vast amounts of African history including the history of Ethiopia and Egypt, the Niger and the advent of Islam…

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