Talk:David Walker (abolitionist)

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I've reinserted the Boston Context section, since it is important to describe the time which Walker was living in and little is known about Black Boston.Seergenius (talk) 23:48, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

adding references[edit]

in the process of adding more references. Seergenius (talk) 23:49, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

The first four footnotes take us to pages that do not feature David Walker. They desperately need updating.Jswba (talk) 11:45, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Circumstances of death[edit]

I know little about David Walker, but in the 2000 book "Slippery Characters: Ethnic Impersonators and American Identities" by Laura Browder, she mentions in passing that he was found dead under "mysterious circumstances," whereas this entry makes no reference to any controversy around his death. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.31.152.159 (talk) 05:08, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Considering adding some images for this page Crabcat (talk) 15:37, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

I've added images in the past, wikieditors keep pulling them down. We gave up that battle so we can win the war on keep David Walker's History accurate and alive. Seergenius (talk) 15:58, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
An image of Walker published before 1923 in the US would be public domain. Binksternet (talk) 16:19, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I know. Unfortunately, there aren't any photos/images available of David Walker (you know radical outspoken black man and lack of camera), however photos of the time are and those were frequently taken down. Seergenius (talk) 16:38, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3c05530/ this image is of Walker's Appeal I would expect to be public domain - its in Library of Congress Crabcat (talk) 14:56, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Question of citation and nuetrality[edit]

Made a note regarding David Walker's need for citation -- will consult scholars on David Walker for citation, please give me until the end of May to respond with citation. Thank you Seergenius (talk) 23:04, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Images[edit]

I saw that there was a problem posting images so I thought I'd check these out on the talk page first. I gathered these images from Encyclopedia Brittanica (which I thought is public domain now) and the images were first published before 1923.

So are we a "go" with these?--CaroleHenson (talk) 01:35, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Well, I just figured out that 1/2 of what I was saying is faulty logic - it's only for 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica articles - and this article wasn't included there. I still think we're good based upon the age of the images - they were published in 1830, but it would be good to be sure before I post them on the article page.--CaroleHenson (talk) 02:12, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Date of Birth[edit]

Other sources state that David Walker was born in 1785, while Wikipedia states it as 1796. An article cited is http://www.cfhi.net/DavidWalkerBlackWilmingtonAbolitionist.php which states it as 1785. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Caaaake (talkcontribs) 20:19, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

I added to the note about the date of birth discrepancy with the information you provided. See this edit.--CaroleHenson (talk) 23:39, 20 January 2014 (UTC)