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The Anti-Slavery Advocate was a monthly abolitionist newspaper published out of Great Britain from 1852 to 1863. The paper was sponsored by the British Anglo-American Anti-Slavery Association which supported William Lloyd Garrison’s anti-slavery movement faction. The paper was published “with the express purpose of circulating unprejudiced information about Garrison's wing of abolitionism.” Despite being in an environment where anti-slavery lectures, gatherings and government petitions were met with hostility, anti-slavery newspapers in Britain and the United States became the best propaganda weapon abolitionists had to spread their messages to the masses.

 
These nineteen original publications were acquired by the African American Research Library and Cultural Center as part of the Dorothy Porter Wesley Collection and range in years from 1853 to 1861. They complement an extensive collection of abolitionist movement materials in this collection which include pamphlets and monographs. Dorothy Porter Wesley (librarian, bibliographer, scholar, historian and archivist) was for 43 years (1930-1973) the curator of the Moorland-Spingarn Collection at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Under her guidance a small special collection grew into a world-renowned research library. Mrs. Wesley's ambition during her lifetime was to collect, codify Afro-American material and avail the collection to the public.

 

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