Lunch & Learn: Three Abolitionists Who Helped Change America

Here’s Kelly Hancock of the American Civil War Museum giving an excellent presentation on three African-American abolitionists, David Walker, David Ruggles, and Anthony Burns, who contributed significantly to the movement to abolish slavery.

The video’s description reads, “With his Appeal in 1829, David Walker issued a warning to Americans concerning slavery; David Ruggles sacrificed his health to carry on the struggle for emancipation; Anthony Burns endured the horrors of Lumpkin’s Jail after attempting to seize his own freedom, yet these three African Americans are virtually unknown today. Discover how these stalwart individuals help shape the Abolition Movement in America.”


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