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Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: Sarah Parker Remond
Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?
Newspaper or publication: Non Conformist
Brief overview of speech regarding the status of the slaves as the U. S. entered the Civil War. The speaker noted that the southern states couldn't "hold" the slaves and the northern states didn't want them. She felt that it was better to be at war over this issue than to allow things to continue as they were.
Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 295 word document (text and image)
Subtitle: Keeping the Sabbath.
Title: Weekly Advocate - January 28, 1837
Speaker or author: Sears, Robert
Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)
The writer emphasized the "absurdity" of a country based on the ideas of freedom, yet continuing to maintain a system of slavery. He said, "Intelligence without virtue is no security," and suggested a stronger moral conscience for the country.
Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)
Title: William Craft
Speaker or author: Craft, William
Newspaper or publication: British Friend
Brief overview of speech describing the life of the average slave.
Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 204 word document (text and image)
Title: William J. Watkins
Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.
Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Advocate
Speech denouncing the doctrine of "Compensated Emancipation."
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 533 word document (text and images)