Letter to James Freeman Clarke from Henry Browne Blackwell, August 23, 1854

Courtesy of Blackwell Family Papers (A-77), Schlesinger Library

Henry Blackwell asked for fellow abolitionist Clarke's help to gather data about the living conditions of free African Americans in the North, to refute Southern claims that slavery was a better option.

Letter to James Freeman Clarke from Henry Browne Blackwell, August 23, 1854_courtesy of Blackwell Family Papers Schlesinger Library