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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- British Library

Lengthy sermon regarding the history of slavery, the abuses suffered by slaves in the U.S., and the necessity for evangelizing (and colonizing) Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 40 page, 14,207 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: African Repository

Lengthy speech describing the current conditions in Africa, the new colony in Monrovia and in Liberia. The speaker emphasized the abundance of natural resources, the stability of the freedom based government, and the availability of education to everyone. (Speech 24099 is a duplicate of this speech. Speech 24140 offers another version of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 5,852 word document (text and images)

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)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

The speaker expressed opposition to the recently passed Fugitive Slave law and emphasized that slavery was a "...disposition on the part of the strong and selfish to use and employ the weak and miserable part of creation as their own instruments...." The speaker felt that the only remedy for this situation was to improve and elevate the condition of the race. He believed that a type of colonization of Africa based in missionary work was the answer, although he expressed that this was not related to a scheme to remove the race from the U.S. as some believed.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 936 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: The Outbreak in Virginia.

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - November, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African Magazine (1859 - 1860)

Detailed account of the raid on Harper's Ferry by John Brown published originally in the Baltimore American and New York Herald. Included is an interview with John Brown shortly after his capture, and a brief account of his statements before the Grand Jury before his trial.

Description of file(s): eight scanned magazine pages (14 columns)

Title: Anthony Burns

Speaker or author: Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Overview of speech detailing one man's experience with the injustice of the Fugitive Slave Law. The speaker expressed his belief that the Church was involved in continuing the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,834 word document (text and images)

Title: Anthony Burns

Speaker or author: Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience as a fugitive slave. The speech was given during a drive to raise money to purchase the speaker's freedom. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 857 word document (text and images)

Title: Anthony Burns

Speaker or author: Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience with slavery and subsequent escape.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,925 word document (text and images)

Title: Benjamin Stanley

Speaker or author: Stanley, Benjamin, fl. 1850

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Overview of speech offered in protest of the Fugitive Slave Bill that was contributing to the kidnapping of nominally free black citizens of New York. The speaker suggested armed resistance to those who would attempt to rob them of their freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 458 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Bennet Ray

Speaker or author: Ray, Charles B. (Charles Bennett), 1807-1886

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Overview of speech offered in protest of the Fugitive Slave Bill that was contributing to the kidnapping of nominally free black citizens of New York. Emphasis is placed on the recent experience of James Hamlet, who escaped after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 225 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- State Historical Society of Wisconsin -- Pamphlet Collection

Eloquent speech delivered before a court about to pronounce sentence on the speaker for his actions in working against the Fugitive Slave Law. After his impassioned call for reason, justice, and humanity in the exercising of the Fugitive Slave Law, the speaker was fined $100 and sentenced to 20 days in jail.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 4,108 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Brief eulogy given for Lorenzo Dow Taylor who had been an integral part of the convention held in Ohio since it began.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,437 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Brief speech expressing the speaker's agreement that the U. S. government is based on a pro-slavery ideal.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 396 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speaker commented on the comparison Frederick Douglass made between the rescue of William "Jerry" Henry in Syracuse and the case of the fugitive Anthony Burns in Boston.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 204 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech encouraging "nominally free" African Americans to not give up hope for the abolition of slavery. He urged them to not purchase pro-slavery newspapers and to help themselves overcome the oppression of prejudice. He emphasized that there was a feeling of lethargy and complacency among them that only helped to strengthen the pro-slavery forces.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 484 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered during a July 4th celebration emphasizing the irony of celebrating freedom in a country condoning slavery. The speaker denounced the recent court decision handed down by Judge Taney in the Dred Scott case.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,728 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech comparing the fugitive slave rescue experiences in Syracuse with similar rescues in Boston. The speaker stressed that injustices and prejudices are not only prevalent in both cities, but in the entire country.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 754 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Printed Copy -- Rhode Island Historical Society -- Newspaper Clipping File

The speaker came forward after the audience's call for Father Henson went unanswered. He said he hoped a defiant attitude toward ending the oppression of slavery would be the end result at the end of this convention.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 251 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law; and lamenting the loss of motivation in those who had formed anti-slavery societies and had for so long fought untiringly for freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,026 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker noted that Washington, Madison, and Jefferson were all slave holders. He objected to the previous speaker's distinction between pro-slavery men and anti-slavery men since some politically anti-slavery men had been themselves slaveholders.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 175 word document (text and image)

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