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Title: Martin R. Delany

Speaker or author: Delany, Martin Robison, 1812-1885

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Lengthy speech detailing the various ways states were dealing with racial issues. The speaker also touched on issues of colonization and amelioration.

Description of file(s): PDF 19 pages, 4,424 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: The Slave Margaret.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 5, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer relates different versions of the fate of Margaret Garner, her baby, and those aboard the steamship Henry Lewis.

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

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the time has come for action, not passive acceptance. "Five hundred black men ... can do more to destroy slavery than five-thousand Regulars."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: William Howard Day

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

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Intelligencer

Overview of speech detailing the economics of slavery. The speaker noted the successes realized by free states when proponents of slavery had expressed the belief that without slavery the country couldn't survive economically. The speaker emphasized the influence of cotton on the continuation of slavery, and spoke against the idea of colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,146 word document (text and images)

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