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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 describing the current situation in the new colony of Monrovia in Liberia, Africa. The speaker emphasized the positive aspects of an abundance of natural resources, a freedom based society and a just government available there. (speech 23971 is a duplicate of this speech)

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 4,524 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: The Importance of Agricultural Pursuits.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages African Americans to pursue farming and other agricultural employment to offer a positive contribution to society.

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

Subtitle: Purchase of Real Estate.

Title: Colored American - July 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers advice for those interested in purchasing real estate. He advises African Americans to become farmers and not invest in city property. However, he does recommend buying land as soon as the individual is able and he gives advice on what to look for if the purchase must be a city lot.

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

Subtitle: Agricultural Pursuits.

Title: Colored American - November 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to take up agriculture. He believes that owning land, tilling the soil, and producing crops is a noble and honorable endeavor. By choosing professions in mechanics and farming, African Americans can become a vital part of the foundation of the country.

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

Subtitle: Dignity of Labor.

Title: Elevator - June 16, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The writer encourages young people to strive for obtaining the best jobs possible. Next to education, he finds this endeavor of utmost importance to their individual well-being and the advancement of the race.

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

Title: George W. Turley

Speaker or author: Turley, George W.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

An account of the author's travels via stage coach through small towns in Colorado.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 866 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Seneca, Oswego, Jefferson, &c.

Title: Impartial Citizen - November 21, 1849

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

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer describes his travels and experiences while on a lecture tour of New York and the surrounding area.

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

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Congregational Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech regarding the injustices of slavery and prejudice emphasizing the extreme cruelity that can result from fear and hatred in mass populations. The speaker noted that while slavery intended to make "beasts of burden" of human bodies, the reality of slavery demonstrated that the institution was instead a battle to chain human minds.

Description of file(s): PDF 29 page, 12,568 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

The speaker emphasized the benefits of an education and mechanical training for former slaves and the nominally free. He gave examples of individuals who had overcome prejudice and were working in industry based on training, initiative, and skilled talent.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 536 word document (text and images)

Title: Mary Ann Shadd [Cary]

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: British Banner

Brief speech regarding fugitive slaves who had escaped to Canada and were now prospering there. The speaker called for action to promote the freedom to settle in Canada by all those who desired to do so regardless of race.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 200 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: The Buxton Settlement.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 12, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer offers a brief overview of the settlement of Buxton and the 140 families living there.

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

Subtitle: The "Raleigh Plains" Lands.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 25, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer alerts her readers to the likely disposal of land by the Canadian government to speculators since most of it is under water. This action would remove those who have settled there in hopes of establishing a homestead.

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

Subtitle: Local Preference, Leasing, &c.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 2, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses ideas regarding leasing and farming land in the Canadian provinces.

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

Subtitle: Arrivals.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 26, 1856

Speaker or author: S[hadd], I[saac] D.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the effect of the Fugitive Slave Law on the increased number of people arriving in Canada in hopes of finding the freedom they were being denied in the U.S.

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

Subtitle: What do the Fugitives in Canada Stand Mostly in Need of.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

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

The writer tells his readers that what the fugitive slaves living in Canada need more than anything right now is knowledge and strength. Instead of clothing and food, he asks those who want to help to contribute land and education. These will better help the poor and fugitives build their own futures.

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

Subtitle: Agriculture.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

Speaker or author: Farm Work for March.

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

The writer discusses the current planting season and makes suggestions to farmers.

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

Subtitle: Thirty Thousand Fugitives.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides an update on the current status of the fugitive slaves and refugees living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: No. 3. The Agricultural League.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 17, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

In order to undermine slavery, the writer suggests going elsewhere for goods like cotton, sugar, coffee, indigo and rice -- the mainstays of the southern economy under slave power. He suggests the Canadian market as the best resource for these products.

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

Subtitle: No. 2 Emigration to Canada and Jamaica.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 3, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer takes a further look at the economic, agricultural, political, and social significance of immigration for African Americans.

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

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 12, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer joins with Samuel R. Ward in asking well-meaning people to stop sending the refugees and fugitive slaves boxes of old clothes. While this helped them initially, it has now become a disservice when what they really need is investment in ways to become more independent.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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