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Title: John Mercer Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech regarding the ways in which slavery has "...corrupted the whole mass of American society." The speaker points out political issues as well as women's issues that have been and continue to be affected by the political and economic power of the institution of slavery. (Speech 16796 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,761 word document (text and images)

Title: Lunsford Lane

Speaker or author: Lane, Lunsford, b. 1803.

Newspaper or publication: Western Citizen

Speech given by Lunsford Lane describing how he purchased his family from slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,551 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law, emphasizing the lack of representation and civil rights of African Americans in the structure of U. S. government.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,537 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Speech responding to a claim made by Captain Isaiah Rynders that he could prove the Negro race had descended from monkeys. Captain Rynders and a man referred to as Dr. Grant were attempting to convince others of the racial inferiority of the Negro race.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 531 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Literature. The Colored People of North America.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 3, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer provides a brief review of a soon to be published literary work by Martin R. Delany. In his work, Delany discusses colonization and how it is affecting the U.S. and other parts of the world.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Rev. Joshua Leavitt D. D.--A Pervert.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 12, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

Dr. Joshua Leavitt, long time leader in the American Anti-Slavery Society, seems now to believe that Colonization is the answer to the question "what do we do with the freed slaves?" The writer comments on Dr. Leavitt's contradictory views.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Subtitle: Wise Silence -- Just Speech.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 4, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the American Anti-Slavery Society's decision to postpone their annual meeting.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker stressed his belief that the government under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln had failed to provide for the emancipation of the slaves as they had all believed it would. He noted the countries that had freed their slaves over the past decades, and stressed the inhumanity that seemed to rule a country that refused to acknowledge the evil in this continued system.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,389 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker addresses the question of what to do with the slaves if they are freed. Although some people had cautioned that the slaves would be lost without slavery, the speaker offered various examples of how they would be and aleady were capable of prospering as free citizens.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 4,233 word document (text and images)

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