Book Talk at Brooklyn Historical Society on the recognition by some Black Abolitionists that slavery could only be ended by violence

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Kellie Jackson, assistant professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College, examines the political and social tensions preceding the American Civil War and the conditions that led some black abolitionists to believe that slavery might only be abolished by violence on February 26 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

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David Walker's Appeal says fighting is both justified and will be necessary. John Q. Adams, while not a black abolitionists, foresaw that the circumstances of a war would "interfere" with slavery.
 

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David Walker's Appeal says fighting is both justified and will be necessary. John Q. Adams, while not a black abolitionists, foresaw that the circumstances of a war would "interfere" with slavery.
The abolition movement was heavily influenced by pacifist ideals. One source of Douglass’s break was Garrison was the move by Douglass towards the idea that slavery was unlikely to end without violence.
 



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