In 1829 david walker wrote david walkers appeal to the colored citizens of the world many historians now regard the appeal as one of the most important social and political documents of the 19th century nothing like it had been published before it remained a rallying point for african americans for many years after walkers death. David walkers appeal to the coloured citizens of the world charles ramsey i only made this extract to show how much lower we are held and how much more cruel we are treated by the americans than were the children of jacob by the egyptians we will notice the sufferings of israel some further under heathen pharaoh compared with ours under . David walkers appeal to the colored citizens of the world 1829 david walker was the son of an enslaved man and a free black woman he traveled widely before settling in boston where he worked in and owned clothing stores and involved himself in various reform causes in 1829 he wrote the remarkable appeal to the colored citizens of the world. Appeal to the coloured citizens of the world was the most powerful piece of propaganda written by a black it was published in three installments in 1829 in it wilmington native david walker encouraged slaves to revolt against their masters in 1830 north carolinas legislature banned the pamphlet from being distributed within the state
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