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Title: John Turner

Speaker or author: Turner, John, Rev., of Leavenworth, Kan.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Foner and Walker, Eds. -- Proceedings of the Black State Conventions 1840-1865, (1980) Vol. 2, pp. 232-238

Short speech in which the speaker expressed his belief that education and a striving for excellence were key to the future success of all African Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 415 word document (text and images)

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)

Title: Peter H. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Overview of speech expressing the speaker's view that while the Republican party was an "Anti-Slavery Party," its stance on abolishing slavery was more motivated by dollars than by philanthropy and good will. This, the speaker believed, was sparked by the battle over whether to bring Kansas into the Union as a free or slaveholding state.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 649 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter H. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker discussed the upcoming presidential election and those involved in the political campaign. John Freemont (Republican) would run against Abraham Lincoln, and while the Republican party expressed anti-slavery sentiments, they were afraid to act aggressively to upset the status quo.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 191 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: Gaines' last Letter on "en masse" Emigration.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 21, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on a letter regarding Canadian immigration of fugitive slaves written by Mr. Gaines, U.S. politician. He emphasizes the discrepancies in Mr. Gaines' thinking and political rhetoric.

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

Subtitle: The Sumner Outrage &c.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 7, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on the growing political tension between the North and the South in the U.S.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Protestanism and Civilization of the United States.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 31, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer expresses his views on the war-like atrocities committed in the name of religion on people of African descent in the southern U.S.

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

Subtitle: United States and Canada -- a Parallel.

Title: Provincial Freeman - October 13, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The author makes a comparison between the authority in the U.S. government of the "slave power," and the similar authority the Canadian government has given to the Roman Catholic Church.

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

Subtitle: How We Stand!

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides details of the early stages of the Civil War. He relates how each state is responding to the conflict and how the country is squaring off for this terrible war.

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

Subtitle: God or Seward--Which?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 6, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer expresses his ideas on the increasing political tension over the issue of slavery that seems to be stirring the country as the southern states secede from the Union.

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

Subtitle: What Can We Do For Our Country?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 28, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Even though the government still denies African American volunteers in the Union army, the writer tells his readers there are other ways they can help the fight for freedom.

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

Subtitle: The New York "Tribune" and the Southern Chivalry.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 18, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers his thoughts on what he believes is taunting from the New York Tribune in its attempt to stir up trouble between the northern and southern states.

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

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Huddersfield Examiner

Speech given before an English audience detailing the injustices of the system of slavery in the U.S. The speaker stressed the lack of legal representation or recourse available to slaves, emphasizing that the government was not interested in their welfare.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 2,031 word document (text and images)

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: Pine and Palm

Speech denouncing the idea of immigation to Hayti for freed African Americans. The speaker emphasized that America is home to former slaves and that they owe it to those who continue in slavery to stay in the U.S. He believed that slavery was nearing its end and that America would be a country that welcomed all races in the future.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 978 word document (text and images)

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