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David Walker, Black Activist and Civic Leader in 19th-century Boston

March 6 @ 12:00 pm

EST  | Virtual

This session highlights the civic contributions of David Walker, a 19th-century activist and abolitionist. Walker, a free Black man and major figure in Boston’s early abolitionist circles, published a fiery Appeal in 1829 intended to persuade Black Americans to fight back against their oppression. Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor of English & African American Studies at the University of Iowa, will speak about Walker’s appeal and the significance of his legacy.