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Subtitle: Blake: or the Huts of America.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 16, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Announcement and brief overview of the upcoming publication of a story written by Martin R. Delany that will be appearing in future issues of the newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "What shall be done with the Slaves?"

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 23, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer considers two suggestions for dealing with the slaves once they are free men and women.

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

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given on the return of the speaker to the U.S. from England where he had been living as a fugitive from slavery. The speaker commended Great Britain for abolishing the slave trade and hoped that this action would inspire the U.S. to follow the same path.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,124 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)

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)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Speech regarding the influence of religion and the Church in the continuation of slavery. The speaker noted that "The teaching of religion has always favored slavery," and he noted two theologians who had publicly taught that "...God ordained the institution (of slavery)."

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 859 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Anecdotal speech with numerous examples illustrating the hardships and irrationality of slavery. The speaker emphasized the prevalence of amalgamation.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 3,489 word document (text and images)

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