From the Amistad to the Wildfire: Northern Black Activists Confront the Illegal Transatlantic Slave Trade

Lecture Description

This lecture illuminates a little-known arena of free African American protest again US complicity in the nineteenth-century transatlantic slave trade. Centered in New York and led by James Pennington and the Anglo-African Magazine, protest against the illegal slave trade engaged free Black activists in a critique of US law and foreign policy. Pennington’s efforts on behalf of recaptive Africans seized from illegal slave ships reveals new dimensions of Black transatlantic antislavery activism.

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African American Slavery

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