David Walker
Hannah P. & Emily A.

David Walker was born in Wilmington, north Carolina in 1796. His father was a slave and his mother was a free woman and he inherited his mothers status,  but he still witnessed slavery. He was the owner of a very successful secondhand clothing shop, but he still faced discrimination. He was involved with Massachusetts general colored association.

Accomplishments: He wrote pamphlets arguing against slavery and discrimination. His pamphlet urged slaves to fight for their freedom. In Boston he was involved in the abolition movement and frequently wrote for the freedom journal, an antislavery weekly.

Comment Stream