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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Lengthy speech justifying the idea of colonization based on evangelization of Africa. The speaker believed that this was the divine duty of the Negro race since Africa was their spiritual home. The speaker presented a history of Africa and slavery to provide a basis for his reasoning.

Description of file(s): PDF 38 page, 11,220 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Brief speech encouraging "free-labor produce" in Britain. The speaker explained that the slave-trade would be negatively impacted if Britain stopped purchasing slave-produced products from the U.S. He encouraged Britain to buy only "free-labor" products in order to help abolish slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,135 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech encouraging "nominally free" African Americans to not give up hope for the abolition of slavery. He urged them to not purchase pro-slavery newspapers and to help themselves overcome the oppression of prejudice. He emphasized that there was a feeling of lethargy and complacency among them that only helped to strengthen the pro-slavery forces.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 484 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Consul Trist and the Newspapers.

Title: Colored American - November 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the recent accusations lodged at Consul Trist of Havana for aiding the slave trade.

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

Subtitle: The Cuban Question.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - February 9, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer describes the current status of the negotiations with Spain as the U.S. attempts to obtain Cuba. The issue of slavery is playing a major role in this.

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

Subtitle: The Cuban Question.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - June 23, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer discusses the current crisis in the push to purchase Cuba from Spain. He believes the country is on the verge of war with Spain over this effort.

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

Subtitle: Cuba and the Administration.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - May 26, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer discusses the present Presidential Administration's desire to annex Cuba and parts of Mexico. He believes if this territory is annexed that slavery will increase to help develop it. He also fears a war with Spain may ensue over this.

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

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Yale University -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech detailing the history of the Negro race from its great African kings and queens of the past, to its victims of slavery. Included is a look forward to the successes that will come with its future generations.

Description of file(s): PDF 26 page, 7,813 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Auburn Celebration.

Title: Impartial Citizen - August 8, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer described the events during a day of celebration in Auburn, New York.

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

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: Albany, Thursday, March 17, 1842.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 17, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer expresses his ideas that emancipation is eminent. History has provided an example of how to do this so that all concern benefit. In order to avoid a civil war, now is the time to prepare for emancipation of the slaves.

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

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 31, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer addresses the concerns of his critic from the Tocsin of Liberty newspaper regarding his ideas on emancipation. The writer emphasizes the necessity of a plan for emancipating the slaves in order to avoid potential problems.

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

Subtitle: Slaves Liberated.

Title: Provincial Freeman - October 14, 1854

Speaker or author: C.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds to an article published in another newspaper relating the story of 56 liberated slaves. Funds are being raised by Colonizationists who are organizing transportation to send these people to Liberia. The writer wonders why this money couldn't be used to purchase land in Canada and settle these people there instead.

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

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Speech regarding the horrors of slavery, and the benefits of missionary work in spreading Christianity and helping the slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,639 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser

Speech delivered before an English audience describing the history and injustices of slavery in the U. S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 790 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Designs on Cuba.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 16, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the current debate over the acquisition of Cuba from Spain.

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

Subtitle: The Slave Trade.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Although illegal, greed and corruption within government agencies has kept alive the African Slave Trade. The writer expects the Lincoln Administration to put an end to this once and for all.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Irrepressible Conflict.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 3, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the current social conflict that is contributing to an atmosphere of political discontent and general apprehension throughout the country.

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

Subtitle: The Revival of an Old Branch of Commerce.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - June 23, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer describes various ships that he believes are still participating in the slave trade. Although this practice is illegal, as long as there is money to be made, this will continue. He believes that if the transport of Africans to the U.S. for the purpose of slavery is officially declared piracy by the U.S. government, the laws will be better enforced, and the slave trade will end.

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

Subtitle: The Case of Wm. Brodie, of Nassau, N. P.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 3, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a follow-up to a previously published story ("Warning to Colored Seamen") regarding a British sailor of African descent who was arrested while in port in Georgia.

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

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