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Title: George T. Downing

Speaker or author: Downing, George T. (George Thomas), 1819-1903

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech denouncing the African Civilization Project. The speaker believed this was similar to the American Colonization Society project and just one more way of making money using African American labor.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 391 word document (text and images)

Title: George T. Downing

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker stressed that America is home to the nominally free who are being encouraged to "evangelize" Africa, and therefore their rightful place to live is in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,045 word document (text and images)

Title: George Thomas Downing

Speaker or author: Downing, George T. (George Thomas), 1819-1903

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Speech denouncing the colonization efforts of the U.S. with regard to both the American Colonization Society and the African Civilization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 288 word document (text and image)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Historical Society -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech in reply to John Mercer Langston who the speaker accuses of not being clear regarding his support of colonization. The speaker argues for immigration as a solution to the questions that arise regarding the nominally free people living in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 18 page, 5,605 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech against the plans and goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker suggested Canada as an alternate choice for colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,371 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

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

Lively and debated speech in which the speaker defended his position on the colonization of Africa by free people of color. The speaker was for Colonization, but felt that his position on this effort had been misunderstood. (This speech is continued in speech 21063 and these two speeches are combined here.)

Description of file(s): PDF 26 page, 6,279 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

Speech regarding the damage slaveholding in the U.S. had done not only to humanity, but to the U.S. and everything it stood for. The speaker emphasized that worst among the negative impact slavery has succeeded in having on the U.S. in this respect are the efforts of the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,038 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: Impatial Citizen

Speech given while presenting a silver pitcher to Gerrit Smith to honor his work for the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 851 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry W. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, Henry W., abolitionist

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech denouncing the motivation behind the American Colonization Society and the Fugitive Slave Bill. The speaker stressing the irony that the U.S. will welcome fleeing Hungarian refugees to its shores but does not provide a welcome to the refugees of slavery who already reside here.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 2,934 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the plans and goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker stressed that the Colonization Society in holding funds in trust for this project held too much power over a country said to be independent.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,396 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Congregational Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech regarding the injustices of slavery and prejudice emphasizing the extreme cruelity that can result from fear and hatred in mass populations. The speaker noted that while slavery intended to make "beasts of burden" of human bodies, the reality of slavery demonstrated that the institution was instead a battle to chain human minds.

Description of file(s): PDF 29 page, 12,568 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Relatively brief speech regarding the events surrounding what the speaker perceived as misunderstandings regarding the intent of the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,007 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief speech denouncing the plans and goals of the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 328 word document (text and image)

Title: Junius C. Morel

Speaker or author: Morel, Junius C.

Newspaper or publication: National Enquirer

Speech against the colonization movement given before a convention held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,000 word document (text and images)

Title: Nathaniel Paul

Speaker or author: Paul, Nathaniel, 1792 or 3-1839

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Speech given in London's Exeter Hall against the colonization of Africa proposed by the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 2,810 word document (images and text)

Title: Nathaniel Paul

Speaker or author: Paul, Nathaniel, 1792 or 3-1839

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

Debate over the pros and cons of the goals of the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,113 word document (text and images)

Title: Owen B. Nickens

Speaker or author: Nickens, Owen B.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Report from Liberator newspaper describes a speech given during celebration activities on the anniversary of the emancipation of slavery in New York state.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 889 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel E. Cornish

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the efforts of the Colonization Society. The speaker offered a balanced view in this stressing that the governor of the state was working with their best interests in mind, although he was misguided. He emphasized that the black population hated the white population for their efforts to remove people who by their presence offered a reminder of the guilt created by the institution of slavery. He believed, however, that any form of hate was wrong.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,373 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

The speaker described the turbulent history of Hayti in detail stressing the battles and triumphs of its military heroes. He stressed that those seeking to immigrate to Hayti would find it rich in natural resources, especially cotton and coffee, which offered competition to slave-grown produce in the U.S. [This speech is a continuation of speech 24115, published in the June 15, 1861 issue of the Pine and Palm.]

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,436 word document (text and images)

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