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David Walker

David Walker incited frenzy in the South when he published and circulated his Appeal in Four Articles in 1830. The Appeal called on enslaved blacks to violently overthrow their oppressors. Walker was born a free man in North Carolina but witnessed the horrors of slavery. He moved to Boston in 1825 and wrote the first edition of his Appeal in 1829.

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