Many museums not only have online exhibitions, but they can also house a wealth of information accessed through articles, online publications, videos, images, and resources. Consider the museum websites linked below.
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There are many databases that have resources on the topics addressed in this guide; however, we wanted to feature this one as it houses 71 collections of primary source documents relating to slavery and the slave trade.
Consider some of the names of well-known abolitionists listed here, or click on the tabs in this box to see some featured resources on just a few of those who dedicated their lives to ending slavery.
Sojourner Truth | Harriet Tubman | Susan B. Anthony | Harriet Beecher Stowe
Frederick Douglass | Henry David Thoreau | John Brown |John Quincy Adams
Abigail Adams | Bronson Alcott | Angelina Grimke | Henry Ward Beecher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary | Lydia Marie Child | Ralph Waldo Emerson
William Seward | William Lloyd Garrison | Lucretia Mott | Richard Wright
Search for short biographies in the following databases:
Books are a great place to find detailed information both about and written by some of these abolitionist leaders. Consider searching the following databases
Use the links below to read overview articles on the topics featured here.
Source: Abolition in the North | Elizabeth Freeman Sues for Freedom" by Black History in Two Minutes or so, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.
Source: "Dawn of Day: Stories from the Underground Railroad" by K-State College of Education, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.
PBS. (n.d.). The Underground Railroad. American Experience. Retrieved March 15, 2022, from https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/lincolns-underground-railroad/