RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME KNOWLEDGE [BLACKBOARD] TITAN CONNECT QUICK LINKS
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / BLACK ABOLITIONIST ARCHIVE
Black Abolitionist Archive

Collection Home

Browse by

Speaker or author

Organization

Keywords

Newspaper or publication

Speeches with audio

Questions or comments on this collection? Please email higopa@udmercy.edu.

Black Abolitionist Archive

Search for
Records (30)
prev | 1 - 30 | next

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Speech responding to a claim made by Captain Isaiah Rynders that he could prove the Negro race had descended from monkeys. Captain Rynders and a man referred to as Dr. Grant were attempting to convince others of the racial inferiority of the Negro race.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 531 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: An Appeal to the Refugees for Help.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 8, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that there are two main influences on society: "the pulpit and the press." He thanks his readers for their support in keeping the newspaper in publication. He reinforces the important place this publication has in the current political environment and the ongoing struggle for freedom.

Subtitle: Spirit of the Anti-Slavery Press.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 15, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Drawing from newspaper articles published in several states, the writer provides the current political position on slavery throughout the country.

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

Subtitle: Spirit of the Anti-Slavery Press.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 29, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Beginning with an overview of a recent convention in Maine, the writer briefly summarizes state by state newspaper articles describing the current political position on the issue of slavery.

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

Subtitle: James G. Birney on Colonization.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 7, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on James G. Birney's endorsement of the American Colonization Society's efforts to colonize Liberia.

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

Subtitle: Frederick Douglass at Home.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - June 16, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the return of Frederick Douglass as chief editor of his newspaper publication.

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

Title: William Davis

Speaker or author: Davis, William A., fl. 1862-1864

Newspaper or publication: Oberlin Evangelist

Overview of a narrative about one man's experience with slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 518 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Lengthy speech describing the various attributes and skills of a great orator, and the benefits of the freedom of public speaking in the U.S. The speaker believes oratory to be the greatest art of expression in a free country.

Description of file(s): PDF 36 page, 8,718 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech offering examples of the cruelty and injustice the speaker had experienced and heard of resulting from racial prejudice. The speaker said he agreed with the resolution that slavery was a "sin and crime against God."

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,372 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech given before a large gathering in Newcastle, England regarding the current condition of abolitionists in the U.S. The speaker notes the irony of the realization that England is the true "home of the brave and land of the free." He praises the work and help of the Quakers and abolitionists in the struggle for freedom taking place in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 455 word document (text and images)

prev | 1 - 30 | next
Records (30)

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.