David Walker’s “Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World”

David Walker’s “Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World”


The white man thinks that because he holds
us in his infernal chains of slavery that we wish to be white. Well he is dreadfully
deceived. We wish to be just as our Creator made us and no avaricious, unmerciful wretch
has any business to hold us in slavery or to make slaves of us. However, any man that
will not fight under our Lord in the glorious and heavenly cause of freedom ought to be
kept along with his children, all his family, as a slave, or in chains to be butchered by
his cruel enemies. Colored people of America, have we in consequence of oppression nearly
given up the spirit of men and adopted that of brutes? And do you answer me, no? Well
then, I ask you, what set of men can you point to who are so abjectly employed by their oppressors
as we are by our natural enemies? And how can these enemies but say that we and our
children are not of the human family, but were made by the Creator to be an inheritance
to them and theirs? How can the slaveholder but say that he can bribe the best colored
person in this country to sell his brethren for a trifling sum of money? How can Mr. Thomas
Jefferson but write, “I have advanced it, as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether
originally a distinct race or made distinct by time and circumstance, are inferior to
whites in areas of both mentality and physically. It is this difference that makes it so hard
to emancipate these people.” Well I’m happy that Mr. Jefferson advanced his theories
for your sake. Why you will either have to contradict or confirm him by your own actions,
not by what our white friends have said and done for us. This country is more ours’
than it is the whites. We have enriched it with our blood and our tears. I ask your attention
to these words found in our own Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to
be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are Life, Liberty and the
Pursuit of Happiness.”

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    Wesley Groth

    is the colored man the desendent of Ham or Cain and like all of us have the chance of redemption? "The woman and the Canonite baby"

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    Keith Fiedtkou

    COLORED MAN WHITE NAN RED MAN BROWN MAN WHATEVER ALL SUPERFICIAL.WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP GOD IS THE CREATOR IF US ALL.

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    BLACK STARR

    It's these types of Peoples that are inspirational, trail blazers and excellent role models. Great man. I watched a documentary called, Slave catchers Slave Resisters and that's how I found out about him. Courageous Responsible and a Utter Success. Thanks for sharing.

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    BLACK STARR

    It's quite clear that the neanderthal races aren't equal to Afrikans/ Black Peoples and that's one of the reasons why there's such an intense hatred of Afrikan DNA/RNA globally.

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    Mic Wms

    These are my heroes. David Walker and Nat Turner. Black people teach your children to be like these men. Fuck Dr king and all them other Christians leaders. They are not real men. Jesus Christ is not your Savior he was sent to reform the Devil race. The white race….

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