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Title: Abner H. Francis

Speaker or author: Francis, Abner H.

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen

Speech given during the presentation of a silver pitcher to Gerrit Smith from the Colored Ladies of Buffalo, New York, to honor his work to abolish slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 920 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)

Subtitle: The American Citizen--Canada Mission--Ourself.

Title: Colored American - April 10, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to an article in the American Citizen newspaper indicating that fugitives are being aided in their escape to Canada. He says that the belief that African Americans who succeed in other countries will reflect positively on those left in the U.S. is just another scam to realize the goals of Colonization. He wonders why it's necessary for African Americans to leave their home country to show their own worth when they can do this now where they are.

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

Subtitle: Gerrit Smith, Esq. and the Colored American.

Title: Colored American - November 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer defends the Colored American and its editors regarding negative remarks made by several prominent African American men in the New York State Anti-Slavery Society.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen

Speech against the beliefs and ideas of Frederick Douglass and Charles Lenox Remond. The speaker expressed his opposition to the political views and ideology of these two men regarding religion, slavery, and love of country.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,093 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: Impatial Citizen

Speech given while presenting a silver pitcher to Gerrit Smith to honor his work for the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 851 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: State Convention.

Title: Impartial Citizen - July 11, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer gives a brief overview of a recent state convention.

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

Subtitle: The Impartial Citizen, Samuel R. Ward, Editor. Syracuse, Wednesday, June 27, 1849.

Title: Impartial Citizen - June 27, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The editor tells his readers how the newspaper got its start; and of its value and history. The newspaper has taken over the subscription lists of several other newspapers that didn't survive, but now needs more subscribers in order to continue its rate of publication.

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

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Impartial Citizen - May 8, 1850

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

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer relates his experiences while travel across New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island on a lecture tour. He emphasizes the work being done to abolish slavery, promote reform and ensure voting rights in the places he visits.

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

Subtitle: Seneca, Oswego, Jefferson, &c.

Title: Impartial Citizen - November 21, 1849

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

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer describes his travels and experiences while on a lecture tour of New York and the surrounding area.

Description of file(s): five scanned newspaper pages (nine columns)

Subtitle: The State Convention.

Title: Impartial Citizen - September 19, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer gives a brief overview of speeches delivered during a recent convention.

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

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Impartial Citizen - September 5, 1849

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

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer describes his travels to Pennsylvania. He highlights villages, people he meets along the way, and his experiences during his journey.

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

Title: Peter H. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker discussed the upcoming presidential election and those involved in the political campaign. John Freemont (Republican) would run against Abraham Lincoln, and while the Republican party expressed anti-slavery sentiments, they were afraid to act aggressively to upset the status quo.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 191 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law, emphasizing the lack of representation and civil rights of African Americans in the structure of U. S. government.

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

Subtitle: Aid for the Voice of the Fugitive.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 1, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer asks his readers for their financial support in order to keep the newspaper in publication. He stresses the value and importance of the Voice of the Fugitive to all people of African descent.

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

Subtitle: Gerrit Smith Elected.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 18, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

Brief announcement that Gerrit Smith has been elected to Congress.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Gerrit Smith's Land.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 8, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer tells his readers that land donated to African Americans in New York by Gerrit Smith was being taken by speculators. This act of generosity is now part of a great fraud and attempt to discourage recipients from settling on it.

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

Subtitle: Gerrit Smith's Letter.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 26, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on a letter Gerrit Smith sent to the Postmaster General regarding the Civil War, military activities, race relations, and the end of slavery.

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

Subtitle: New Books.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 19, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers a brief review of a new book published by African explorer Robert Campbell. He comments on Campbell's findings that slavery is prevalent in Africa, and on other interesting information about the country. He tells his readers that if it had not been for the existence of slavery in Africa, there would be no slavery in the U.S.; that slavery existed there thousands of years before the discovery of America.

Description of file(s): one scanned, three columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Frederick Douglass at Home.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - June 16, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the return of Frederick Douglass as chief editor of his newspaper publication.

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

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