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Topics: Black people, Slavery in the United States, Slavery Pages: 2 (812 words) Published: May 6, 2013
David Walker and The Appeal
“Having travelled over a considerable portion of these Unites States, and having, in the course of my travels, taken the most accurate observations of things as they exist-the result of my observations has warranted the full and unshaken conviction, that we, (coloured people of these Unites States,) are the most degraded, wretched, and abject set of beings that ever lived since the world began; and I pray God that none like us ever may live again until time shall be no more.”, said by David Walker. Born a free African American man in North Carolina to a free mother and an enslaved father in 1785. In the document of David Walker, Preamble of Appeal to The Coloured Citizens of The World, it states that David writes a pamphlet about slavery and how the document spread all around the United States even with all the effort of the southern white people trying to abolish it. Walker was known to be a very blunt advocate about slavery, and he made his concerns and worries known when he wrote his famous Appeal in the 1830's. In his famous Appeal he mainly states how the slaves in the North and the South should be freed, and even mentioned the Northern white people and the slave owners, and the Northerners out of eagerness read what Walker had to say. Walker wanted his document to take immediate effect instead of waiting around for it to be taken seriously. To help his Appeal, Walker commended slaves to start dispersing all at once, and it began to scare overly suspicious white masters. This document showed that Walker was a very serious advocate that wanted desperately to free slaves. His past shows proof of that because before he wrote his pamphlet Walker had traveled across the United States widely to view other parts of the country that slavery took place in. After awhile Walker settled in Boston where he was effectively helping the poor, the needy, and the runaway slaves he had developed the reputation for being bountiful and...
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