William Still: An African-American Abolitionist

William Still: An African-American Abolitionist is a collection of digitized archival resources, detailing the life and times of Still and his family, primarily his daughter, Caroline Still Anderson. Covering much of his social and political activities, the collection provides a glimpse into Still’s life, highlighting his accomplishments, fatherhood, family matters, and concerns for the state of affairs of African Americans in the nineteenth century.  This site includes family letters, family photographs and abolitionist pamphlets from the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries.


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William Still's National Significance

The meaning and legacy of William Still’s role in the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement.


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Historical Perspective

The history, life, times and contemporaries of William Still and Caroline Still Anderson, along with additional research resources.


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Classroom Resources

Lesson plans and research tips for educators and students.


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Search/Browse All Collections

Primary sources and related materials from Temple University Libraries' Charles L. Blockson Collection.