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Self-Emancipation and Slavery: An Examination of the African American's Quest for Literacy and Freedom

  title={Self-Emancipation and Slavery: An Examination of the African American's Quest for Literacy and Freedom},
  author={Anthony B. Mitchell},
  journal={The Journal of Pan-African Studies},
  • A. Mitchell
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • History
  • The Journal of Pan-African Studies
Introduction "The bare name of educating the coloured people, scares our cruel oppressors ... ." This declaration in David Walker's Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, written in the nineteenth-century, represents one of the first, if not the first, Africancentric/Pan Africanist critique of White nationalism in the United States. The Appeal, published in 1830, by David Walker boldly attacked the institution of American slavery. Walker, as one of the precursors of Black nationalism… 

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