By: Libbie and Destiny

Background: Walker was a free African-American growing up in the South. He witnessed racism first hand, with his father being held as a slave. David became involved in a black activist group to stand up for African Americans rights and freedom. He used his writing skills to oppose slavery and urge slaves to fight for their freedom.

Listen to paragraphAccomplishments: Published a series of books which eventually reached enslaved African Americans and inspired them. His most famous pamphlet was called "Appeal... To The Colored Citizens of the World."