Frican American Pre Civil War Period c.1800-1860

Assignment is as follows (use footnotes please):
During the antebellum (pre-Civil War) period, from c.1800-1860, African Americans were becoming more and more active in agitating for therir own freedom. What actions, expressions (in writing and speaking), and organizing stand out as evidence of the greater activism? How did black abolitionists differ from their white comrades? How did black activists respond to the events of the 1850s, which intensified conflict and eventually led to Civil War?

600-750 words (about 3 pages) in length

Use footnotes to cite direct quotes.