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Title: Shadrach Howard

Speaker or author: Howard, Shadrach

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal [supplement]

Lengthy speech denouncing slavery and praising the work of abolitionists. The speaker offered the emancipation of the British West Indies as an example of the successful work of various abolitionists.

Description of file(s): PDF 17 page, 3,761 word document (text and images)

Title: Stephen H. Gloucester

Speaker or author: Gloucester, Stephen H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech given in response to a resolution put forth for the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society to work peacefully towards the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 635 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: First of August Celebration.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - July 30, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers of upcoming events that are being offered to celebrate the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. He reminds them too that August 24th is the birthdate of William Wilberforce and worthy of celebration as well.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Lengthy speech given during the anniversary celebration of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker emphasized the irony of a country founded on freedom that realized its power and wealth through the institution of slavery. He hoped that Great Britain's actions would inspire America to follow and emancipate its slaves. He noted various influencial men who were working to realize this goal.

Description of file(s): PDF 42 page, 10,575 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Wilson, Jr.

Speaker or author: Wilson, William, Jr.

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

Speech given to commemorate the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker argued that the rationality used to end slavery in the British West Indies could be used in the U.S. as well. The fears of U.S. citizens of what may happen if the slaves are freed are proven unfounded by the history of events in the West Indies.

Description of file(s): PDF

Title: William Whipper

Speaker or author: Whipper, William, 1804?-1876

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Boston Public Library -- Anti-Slavery Collections

Eulogy for William Wilberforce "...delivered at the request of the People of Colour of the City of Philadelphia..."

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,649 word document (text and images)

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