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Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of speech regarding the speaker's view of the current status of the anti-slavery movement. The speaker said he saw this not as a racial issue, but as a human issue. He believed the system of slavery had a negative effect on every American, regardless of color. He believed that ending slavery freed all Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 823 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech stressing the need for continued improvements in the social acceptance of the African American, including all civil rights. The speaker emphasized the justice of including black jurors, especially for trials involving black defendants.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,275 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: "What Have the Abolitionists Done?"

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 1, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer begins to answer the question "What have the Abolitionists done?" by explaining what they have not done. He will respond further to this question in another editorial.

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

Subtitle: Notes by the Way.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - May 11, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer notes that in his travels through New York state on a speaking tour, he is finding many people who are unaware of the efforts being made to end slavery.

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

Title: John Mercer Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Historical Society -- Pamphlet Collection

The speaker traced the history of the human struggle for freedom, justice and liberty. He emphasized that the struggle for emancipation of the slaves was part of this universal, human struggle for freedom. The speaker stressed that all human beings have an innate desire to be free, and this is their birthright.

Description of file(s): PDF 25 page, 8,341 word document (text and images)

Title: John Sweat Rock

Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker emphasized that the fight for freedom during the Civil War would be won through the work of the abolitionists. He then went on to praise two abolitionists in particular.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,196 word document (text and images)

Title: John Sweat Rock

Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation. The speaker rejoiced and offered thanks to all those who had sacrificed so much for this day.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 790 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: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Brief speech questioning the ideas of those opposed to the anti-slavery movements, emphasizing that they had not offered a forum for debate about their opposing views.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 384 word document (text and image)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Derbyshire Courier

Overview of a speech delivered before an English audience regarding the plight of the slave in America, a country founded on freedom. The speaker offered anecdotes from her own life and the lives of slaves to demonstrate the cruelty and inhumanity of slavery. She asked for the support of the English people in the fight for universal emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,329 word document (text and images)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech given during the dedication of a grove set aside for church services. The speaker emphasized that the Church had become, by its refusal to aid in the anti-slavery movement, an implied supporter of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 157 word document (text and image)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech delivered during the acceptance of a gold watch presented to the speaker in honor of his work for equal rights in education. The speaker included his own experiences with the color barrier in education along with the stories of others who had fought for equal educational rights.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 3,079 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: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill, and stressing the horrors and cruelties of slavery in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the joy in the freedom he found in Glasgow and all of Great Britain.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,537 word document (text and images)

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