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Subtitle: Learning to Think.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 23, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Brief commentary on the unsettled state of the country as it approaches war. Free African Americans are volunteering to fight; and slaves are becoming increasingly sensitive to what is happening around them.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: When Peace Comes!

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 29, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer presents several possible reasons for the continuation of slavery even though emancipation is being discussed in Congress.

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

Subtitle: The Rights of Human Nature.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 16, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer comments on a portion of a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln to the Swedish Minister. This speech addresses the U.S.'s commitment to "maintain the rights of human nature, and the man of capacity for self-government." The writer wonders how this ties in with the current social status of African Americans, both free and enslaved.

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

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

Overview of speech regarding the speaker's views of what was influencing the continued fighting in the Civil War. He also presented details to his audience about his efforts to get the King of Dahomey (in Africa) to abandon the slave trade.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 297 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker expresses his concern that the promises made by Abraham Lincoln and the freeing of the slaves would not be realized. He urges the abolitionists to continue fighting for freedom and suffrage. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 580 word document (text and images)

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