David Walker's Appeal in Four Articles

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DAVID WALKER Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles; Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America. Published by: DAVID WALKER IN 1830 David Walker, the author of the pamphlet -Appeal- was a black man who was born around 1796-1797 in Wilmington, North Carolina. His father was a slave, whereas his mother was a free black woman. As the law at the time demanded, the child of a free woman was automatically a free man; however, Walker lifted the veil of injustice and tyranny that covered the blacks for so long who had became servile and mentally dead. Having being told to whip his own mother to her death was one of the life changing events that fashioned the man he became. After he grew, he moved over to Boston where he started a successful thrift store, having associated himself with various prominent black activists, he became a major spokesperson in the Freedom’s Journal by the end of 1828. By September 28th 1829 he published his Appeal, which comprised of a preamble and four articles namely; Our Wretchedness in Consequence of Slavery, Of Ignorance, Of the Preachers of the Religion of Jesus Christ, and Of Colonizing plan. The primary target was for the black communities that resided in the south, where slavery was of the worst condition. Walker was determined to wake up the black men and women of the society, who he believed had succumbed to the pitiful life of ignorance,
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