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Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered during the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the First Independent Baptist Female Society and the church where their meetings were held. The speaker gave an overview of the history of the church and parish, and the accomplishments of the organization.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,493 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview delivered before a Canadian audience in celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker was encouraged by the success of this act of reason by the British and stressed that this offered proof that a peaceful end to slavery was possible in the U. S. as well. The speaker believed that the Civil War would provide the death blow to the system of slavery once and for all.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 943 word document (text and images)

Title: William L. Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, William L.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given on the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies in August, 1833, with emphasis placed on how the U.S. should follow Britain in abolishing slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,295 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the military history of black war heroes relating stories of their heroism. The speaker also addressed the court case that led to the emancipation of England and the British West Indies.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,157 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered before a large meeting in London regarding the status of the anti-slavery movement in the U. S. The speaker was responding to another speaker who insisted that the free people of color living in the eastern states had a better life than those enslaved in the south.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,788 word document (text and images)

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