David Walker

Born Sep 28, 1785

David Walker was an outspoken African-American abolitionist and anti-slavery activist. In 1829, while living in Boston, Massachusetts, he published An Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, a call for black unity and self-help in the fight against oppression and injustice.… Read More

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1796 Birth Born on September 28, 1796.


1825 28 Years Old Walker settled in Boston by 1825; slavery had been abolished in Massachusetts after the American Revolutionary War. … Read More
1826 29 Years Old He married between 1826 and 1828. … Read More


Thomas Dalton and Walker oversaw the publication of John T. Hilton's An Address, Delivered Before the African Grand Lodge of Boston, No. 459, June 24th, 1828, by John T. Hilton: On the Annual Festival, of St. John the Baptist (Boston, 1828). … Read More
1829 32 Years Old In September 1829, Walker published his appeal to Black people entitled Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles; Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America, Written in Boston, State of Massachusetts, September 28, 1829. … Read More
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…  Despite such efforts, Walker's pamphlet was widespread by early 1830. … Read More
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