The Corner of N 3rd and Davis Street
Inspiring the African American Community
Born in 1875 to a free mother and slave father entitled David Walker to freedom. In 1927 he moved to Boston and became involved in the unorganized abolition movement and began to write for the weekly newspaper, Freedom’s Journal, and became their Boston agent. In 1829, Walker wrote An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World. This book was “smuggled” and distributed to African Americans throughout the “land of the slave.” Appeal, one of the earliest available radical protests against slavery and racism, led to legislation in Georgia, Virginia, Louisiana and North Carolina that banned the teaching of reading and writing to slaves, public assembly to free blacks, and the giving out of antislavery materials.