(1776) The Deleted Passage of the Declaration of Independence

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE DEBATE OVER SLAVERY When Thomas Jefferson included a passage attacking slavery in his draft of the Declaration of Independence it initiated the most intense debate among the delegates gathered at Philadelphia in the spring and early  summer of 1776.  … Read More(1776) The Deleted Passage of the Declaration of Independence

(1808) An Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves into any Port or Place Within the Jurisdiction of the United States

(1808) An Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves into any Port or Place Within the Jurisdiction of the United States, From and After the First Day of January, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eight Be it enacted by … Read More(1808) An Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves into any Port or Place Within the Jurisdiction of the United States

(1832) Constitution of the Afric-American Female Intelligence Society of Boston

Preamble: Whereas the subscribers, women of color of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, actuated by a natural feeling for the welfare of our friends, have thought fit to associate for the diffusion of knowledge, the suppression of vice and immorality, and for cherishing such virtues as … Read More(1832) Constitution of the Afric-American Female Intelligence Society of Boston

(1832) Constitution of the Female Anti Slavery Society of Salem

We the undersigned, females of color, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being duly convinced of the importance of union and morality, have associated ourselves together for our natural improvement, and to promote the welfare of our color, as far as is consistent with the means … Read More(1832) Constitution of the Female Anti Slavery Society of Salem