By Ami Penquite & Jace Christensen
Background- (September 28, 1796-August 6, 1830) Born in North Carolina and his mother was free but his father was a slave. Though he was free it did not stop him from witnessing slavery. He moved to Boston to escape slavery where he became a owner of a successful secondhand clothing shop. Became involved in Massachusetts General Colored Association and served as the Boston agent for the Freedom's Journal. (first newspaper owned by African Americans)
Accomplishment- In 1829 Walker published a pamphlet entitled Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles: Together with a Preamble, to the Colored Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States. Two more editions were published but some abolitionists spoke out against the violence suggested in the pamphlet.