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First recording of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (1909)

Adam Green - April 30, 2018 in hymn, negro spiritual, slavery, spriritual

First known recording of the popular African American spiritual performed in 1909 for Victor Studios by the Fisk University Jubilee Quartet.

Autographs for Freedom (1853)

Adam Green - February 20, 2018 in abolitionism, abolutionist movement, anthology, Frederick Douglass, Julia Griffiths, revolt, Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, slavery, The Heroic Slave

Anthology of anti-slavery literature featuring abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass’s only published work of fiction.

Autographs for Freedom (1853)

Adam Green - February 20, 2018 in abolitionism, abolutionist movement, anthology, Frederick Douglass, Julia Griffiths, revolt, Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, slavery, The Heroic Slave

Anthology of anti-slavery literature featuring abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass’s only published work of fiction.

Autographs for Freedom (1853)

Adam Green - February 20, 2018 in abolitionism, abolutionist movement, anthology, Frederick Douglass, Julia Griffiths, revolt, Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, slavery, The Heroic Slave

Anthology of anti-slavery literature featuring abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass’s only published work of fiction.

Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African (1784)

Adam Green - October 5, 2017 in abolitionism, anti-slavery movement, black history, early black writing, first black man to vote in uk, Ignatius Sancho, Laurence Sterne, slave trade, slavery

The published correspondence of Ignatius Sancho, the first known Black Briton to vote in a British election, and the first person of African descent known to be given an obituary in the British press.

Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African (1784)

Adam Green - October 5, 2017 in abolitionism, anti-slavery movement, black history, early black writing, first black man to vote in uk, Ignatius Sancho, Laurence Sterne, slave trade, slavery

The published correspondence of Ignatius Sancho, the first known Black Briton to vote in a British election, and the first person of African descent known to be given an obituary in the British press.

Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African (1784)

Adam Green - October 5, 2017 in abolitionism, anti-slavery movement, black history, early black writing, first black man to vote in uk, Ignatius Sancho, Laurence Sterne, slave trade, slavery

The published correspondence of Ignatius Sancho, the first known Black Briton to vote in a British election, and the first person of African descent known to be given an obituary in the British press.

What Became of the Slaves on a Georgia Plantation? (1863)

Adam Green - March 21, 2017 in antebellum, civil war, emancipation, gambling, georgia, journalism, plantation, rain, slave auctions, slave plantations, slavery

A scathing article exposing the horrors of a the biggest slave auction in American history.

What Became of the Slaves on a Georgia Plantation? (1863)

Adam Green - March 21, 2017 in antebellum, civil war, emancipation, gambling, georgia, journalism, plantation, rain, slave auctions, slave plantations, slavery

A scathing article exposing the horrors of a the biggest slave auction in American history.

What Became of the Slaves on a Georgia Plantation? (1863)

Adam Green - March 21, 2017 in antebellum, civil war, emancipation, gambling, georgia, journalism, plantation, rain, slave auctions, slave plantations, slavery

A scathing article exposing the horrors of a the biggest slave auction in American history.