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Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas

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Creating Institutions and Community

Freedom's Journal, New York
Freedom's Journal, New York

The struggle for black freedom accelerated with the rise of black churches and free schools and the publication of black newspapers, books, and pamphlets.

In 1827 the opening editorial in Freedom's Journal, the first black newspaper, stated, "We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us. Too long has the publick been deceived by misrepresentations in things which concern us dearly." Finally millions of blacks had a voice for expressing their hopes, their anger, and their frustration.

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