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Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech regarding the colonization of Africa in terms of emigration, and the continued injustices of American slavery. The speaker offered praise for the work of American abolitionists in their efforts to correct state constitutions that included wording that implied the superiority of the white population in America.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,222 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Freeman

Speech given on the injustices and prejudices against people of color in the Christian churches with emphasis placed on how this treatment is not in accordance with Christian teaching.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 967 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

A brief synopsis of a speech given by J. W. C. Pennington at a reception given to welcome him back from England. Emphasis was placed on the freedom enjoyed by people of color in England that was not available in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 299 word document (text and image)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech given during a celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies stressing the progress of the anti-slavery movements and abolition in the U. S.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 2,020 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Gloucester Journal

Synopsis of the speaker's life experience that follows him from his birth into slavery to his successful career in the clergy and his accomplishments in his work for abolition.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 413 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- American Baptist Historical Society -- Pamphlet Collection

Sermon given during a meeting of the New York Central College Association stressing the law of God as greater government for human beings than the law of man.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,428 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Yale University -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech commemorating the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies on August 1, 1834. The speaker stressed the horrors of the slave trade and the importance of immediate emancipation in the U.S. He also emphasized his disagreement with the idea of colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 4,793 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of speech in which the speaker expressed optimism regarding New England and its acceptance of freed slaves and and people of African descent. The speaker compares this new feeling of brotherhood to that of "old" England. He is encouraged by his recent experiences and feels this is the beginning of positive social change in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 592 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

A farewell sermon delivered before the Fifth Congregational Church of Hartford, Connecticut, as the speaker left to devote a two year leave of absence to classical study. The speaker also requested the time so that he could deal with his fugitive status. The sermon itself addressed Paul's journey through Macedonia and seemed a metaphor for the speaker's upcoming absence.

Description of file(s): PDF 22 page, 6,197 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before the Leeds Anti-Slavery Society in England regarding the inhumanity and cruelty of slavery in the U.S. The speaker discusses how the U.S. is divided into states that allow slavery and those that don't.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,750 word document (text and images)

Title: James W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Montreal Witness

Brief speech addressing the popular belief that slaves were content in their bondage. The speaker also spoke about temperance and addressed the issue of drinking alcohol.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 590 word document (text and images)

Title: James W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Montreal Witness

Overview of speech addressing the question of what to do with the slaves if they are freed. The speaker offered statistical information on the slave population in the U. S. and the concentration of slaves in various states.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,074 word document (text and images)

Title: James W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: National Principia

The speaker reviewed the history of mob action towards slaves and people of color in the U. S. since the 1600's. He then addressed the current mob attack of July, 1863, tracing the actions that culminated in violence. He stressed the influence of nationalism, colonization, education, politics, religion and race in the resulting riot. (This speech is combined here from two issues of the National Principal. Reference unpublished speech 27356.)

Description of file(s): PDF 20 page, 5,200 word document (text and images)

Title: James W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech given in protest of the British idea for people to immigrate from Africa to the West Indies to work in that country. The speaker argued that this was just another form of slavery under the guise of immigration. (Speech 06979 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,594 word document (text and images)

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