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"I will be heard": Abolitionism in America - Cornell University Library
Online exhibit that “… explores the complex history of slavery, resistance, and abolition from the 1700s through 1865”. It features “rare books, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and other materials from Cornell’s preeminent anti-slavery and Civil War collections”.
Abolition - African-American Mosaic, Library of Congress
Section of a digital exhibit that is broken down into three parts: Abolition as a Social Movement, Influence of Prominent Abolitionists, and Conflict of Abolition and Slavery.
Black Abolitionist Archive - University of Detroit Mercy
Over 800 speeches and 1,000 editorials of Black Abolitionists from 1820s-Civil War. Browseable by category: author/speaker, organization, keyword, publication, or audio file. 
Boston Public Library Anti-Slavery Collection
Over 40,000 pieces including the papers, libraries, and correspondence of prominent abolitionists, as well as records of the American, Massachusetts, and New England Anti-Slavery Societies.
Pathways to Freedom: Maryland & the Underground Railroad - Maryland Public Television
Comprised of several interactive features: a timeline, map, "You are a Maryland Slave" simulation, and "Make Your Own Secret Message Quilt". Additional sections include a Q & A style "about the Underground Railroad", "Secret Signs & Symbols", "Eyewitness to History" (primary source material about several figures), and an "Underground Railroad Library" (additional resources).
The Abolition of the Slave Trade - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Comprised of essays, texts, images, maps, timelines and accounts of events.
The Abolition Project - Museums, Libraries, and Archives East of England and EB2N
Explores efforts to emancipate enslaved Africans within British colonies. Includes information about slavery and campaigns to end it, biographical sketches of abolitionists,  case studies of slave rebellions, and primary source material.
The Abolition Seminar
Includes links to selected documents, as well as tabs to further recommended reading, an annotated map of notable events (rebellions, sites of organization, etc.), learning modules that feature Q & A sections that include images and video, and lesson plans.
The Frederick Douglass Papers-Library of Congress
Includes a "Speech, Article, and Book File" series that "contains the writings of Douglass and his contemporaries in the abolitionist and women’s rights movements and includes autographed copies of editorials and opinion pieces from Douglass’ antislavery weekly, North Star, and a partial handwritten draft of Douglass’s third autobiography, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass".
The Liberator - Fair Use Repository
Online archive of issues of the most prominent anti-slavery newspaper in the United States,  William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator (1831-1865).


African-American History and Culture
This electronic encyclopedia includes thousand of entries covering the entire breadth of African-American history - from African beginnings through the slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts. Each entry is cross-referenced through hyperlinks and searchable by topic, by historical era, and by keyword.

Maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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