SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Museum of African American History
46 Joy Street, Boston
Please join us for the formal launch of
THE DAVID WALKER
Featured speakers will include historian Peter P. Hinks, author of a biography of Walker, To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren. We will unveil a new website dedicated to raising awareness of David Walker and his pioneering – and largely unheralded – contribution to ending slavery in the U.S. You can preview the project site now.
David Walker (1797?-1830) was a courageous and visionary African American leader and activist. He put his life on the line by publicly demanding the immediate end of slavery in the new nation of the United States. Walker wrote and distributed Walker’s Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World, a pamphlet that many historians now regard as one of the most important social and political documents of the 19th century. David Walker spent his most influential years in Boston and is buried in an unmarked grave in a South Boston cemetery.
The David Walker Memorial Project is based at Community Change, Inc., a hub of anti-racist education and action in Boston since 1968.