Struggles for Liberty

This learning resource shares stories of the struggles for liberty in the lifelong fight for social justice of African American freedom-fighters in the USA, Britain and Ireland in the 19th century. Their histories are told to us through books, letters, photographs and other original documents held in the National Library of Scotland and the Walter O. and Linda Evans Foundation collection and in international library holdings.

This learning resource is organised by theme, and includes interactive maps, further resources and downloadable learning activities mapped to the Curriculum for Excellence.

With heartfelt thanks to the Walter O. and Linda Evans Foundation.

The information, documents and materials provided and featured in this learning resource are the result of an international collaborative UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project, ‘Our Bondage and Our Freedom: The Struggles for Liberty of the Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass Family’. It has been made possible by participation from the following US and UK organizations and institutions: Walter O. and Linda Evans Foundation, Savannah, Georgia; National Library of Scotland; University of Edinburgh; Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland; The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Anacostia, Washington D.C.; Department of Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara; The Leverhulme Trust.