University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
Black Abolitionist Archive

Collection Home

Browse by

Speaker or author



Newspaper or publication

Speeches with audio

Questions or comments on this collection? Please email

Black Abolitionist Archive

Search for
Records (24)
prev | 1 - 24 | next

Subtitle: Lecture on Slavery.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 16, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides commentary on a recent lecture on slavery. He compares the institution of slavery in the U. S. with slavery practiced in ancient Egypt, Russia, and Rome.

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

Title: William Johnson Alston

Speaker or author: Alston, William Johnson

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

At the outset of the Civil War, the speaker calls for a National Day of Prayer and Fasting. In his sermon, he refers to the Declaration of Independence and Bible passages to prove the inherent human freedom of all races.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,164 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Dartmouth College -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Address given before the Female Anti-Slavery Society in which the speaker answered the question "what is slavery?" with emphasis placed on how slavery affects the character of the American people.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 7,249 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech regarding the negative image the American slaveholders and pro-slavery representatives offer people in Europe who judge all Americans by those they meet. The speaker (whose father was a slaveholder and his mother a slave) stressed the irony of a country founded on freedom that still maintained the institution of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,429 word document (text and images)

prev | 1 - 24 | next
Records (24)

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.