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Title: Sarah Parker Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered before an audience in Dublin, Ireland, on the condition of those enslaved in the U.S. The speaker stressed the plight of women living in slavery; and the continued cruelty and injustice suffered by each slave.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 553 word document (text and images)

Title: Sojourner Truth

Speaker or author: Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Impassioned speech regarding the injustices of slavery and prejudice. (Includes mp3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 378 word document (text and images)

Title: Theodore S. Wright

Speaker or author: Wright, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1797-1847

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given before the convention of the New York Anti-Slavery Society on the acceptance of their annual report with an emphasis on the tragedies and injustices of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 2,529 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Maria Pointer

Title: Thomas Pointer

Speaker or author: Pointer, Thomas

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Impassioned speech delivered to the citizens of Ohio asking them to stand up and denounce a law that required the return of fugitive slaves who had entered their state. The speaker asked them to go against an inhumane law for humanity's sake.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,013 word document (text and images)

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

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Huddersfield Examiner

Speech given before an English audience detailing the injustices of the system of slavery in the U.S. The speaker stressed the lack of legal representation or recourse available to slaves, emphasizing that the government was not interested in their welfare.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 2,031 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before an English audience regarding the abuses suffered by African Americans due to racial prejudice. The speaker noted that while he loved his country, he couldn't deny the fact of America's inhumanity regarding racial discrimination. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,555 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Overview of a speech encouraging immigration to Hayti. The speaker emphasized the prejudice and injustice African Americans must endure in this country, and the benefits and immigration incentives available in Hayti.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 716 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker notes that "...man cannot inflict upon his fellow-man a greater crime than to enslave him, for by so doing he not only injures his fellow-man, but himself." Emphasis is placed on the horrors of slavery and its contradiction to the ideals of Christianity.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,694 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech given during a public meeting in London illustrating the cruelties and injustices of American slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 973 word document (text and images)

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