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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 Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker noted that the problem with Rhode Island was the religious dogma evident there that criticized the anti-slavery convention for holding its meetings on Sunday, but lacked the goodness in its ideals to support justice and freedom for humanity.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 199 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the pro-slavery approach taken by Robert Toombs in a recent speech the speaker had attended. The speaker noticed a change in public attitude towards slavery but emphasized that more work was required to put a final end to the system itself.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,365 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Lengthy speech regarding the injustices of slavery. The speaker noted that even though he is of mixed blood (his father, a slave-owner), he has known the cruelties and injustices of slavery. He called for an end to this system of human abuse.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 2,981 word document (text and images)

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