Declaration of Sentiments of the Colored Citizens of Boston, on the Fugitive Slave Bill!!! By Hayden, Lewis and William Nell. 1850

Broadside Declaration of Sentiments of the Colored Citizens of Boston, on the Fugitive Slave Bill!!!  By Hayden, Lewis and William Nell. 1850.jpg
Broadside Declaration of Sentiments of the Colored Citizens of Boston, on the Fugitive Slave Bill!!!  By Hayden, Lewis and William Nell. 1850.jpg

Declaration of Sentiments of the Colored Citizens of Boston, on the Fugitive Slave Bill!!! By Hayden, Lewis and William Nell. 1850

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A rare broadside printed in Boston by George C. Jenks, 1850, measuring 16" x 23" – only five others located in OCLC. Hayden and Nell were well-known activist in mid-century Boston – Nell was a noted black author and abolitionist who wrote for The Liberator and later published The North Star. He created the Committee of Vigilance in Boston, whose members swore to aid escaped slaves against enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Bill. Lewis Hayden was an escaped slave from Kentucky who became a lecturer, politician, and abolitionist who worked for the American Anti-Slavery Society and maintained a stop on the Underground Railroad. The Law Library collects historical legal broadsides. This item, a powerful response to an inflammatory law, would grow that collection.

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