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David Walker was an African American abolitionist whose pamphlet was one of the most radical documents of the antislavery movement.
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Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on September 28, 1785, David Walker was an African-American abolitionist whose 1829 pamphlet, Appeal...to the Colored Citizens of the World..., urging slaves to fight for their freedom, was one of the most radical documents of the antislavery movement. Appeal, widely reprinted after his death, was accepted by a small minority of abolitionists, but most anti-slavery leaders and free blacks rejected his call for violence at the time. Walker died in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 28, 1830.
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