The Banneker Literary Institute of Philadelphia: African American Intellectual Activism Before the War of the Slaveholders' Rebellion

@article{Martin2002TheBL,
  title={The Banneker Literary Institute of Philadelphia: African American Intellectual Activism Before the War of the Slaveholders' Rebellion},
  author={Tony Martin},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  year={2002},
  volume={87},
  pages={303 - 322}
}
  • T. Martin
  • Published 22 January 2002
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of African American History
There can be no more effective manner of elevating our people than by a spread of literature, and no more speedy way of demonstrating to those in authority in our government that we are susceptible of the highest degree of mental culture and worthy of the rights which have been so long withheld from us. --Banneker Institute, Call for a Convention of Literary Societies [ca. 1859] (2) To those who have been with us in all our trials and difficulties I would say, persevere...; a bright day shall… Expand
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