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Title: Abraham D. Shadd

Speaker or author: Shadd, Abraham D.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given on the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies stressing the political implications of this and the continued slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,565 word document (text and images)

Title: Amos G. Beman

Speaker or author: Beman, Amos Gerry, 1812-1874

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Excerpt of a speech delivered before the Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut and published in the Emancipator newspaper. The newspaper notes that: "Mr. B. endeavors successfully, in his address, to show, that the colored race may be elevated in this country, in respect to property, intelligence, and moral worth; which he declares are the elements of true happiness and prosperity. Having concluded his argument, he makes an eloquent and earnest appeal to his hearers, to inspire them with resolution to overcome the obstacles in the way of their elevation." (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 657 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: The Thirty-Ninth Congress.

Title: Anglo-African - December 23, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African (1863 - 1865)

The writer comments on the proceedings of the first session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress. Debate about laws and civil rights for the newly freed slaves after Reconstruction made this session an important one.

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

Title: Augustus William Hanson

Speaker or author: Augustus William Hanson

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Rambling speech regarding the inherent rights of human beings in a free society regardless of race.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,785 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Bennet Ray

Speaker or author: Ray, Charles B. (Charles Bennett), 1807-1886

Speech given at the first quarterly meeting of the United Anti-Slavery Society of New York in response to resolutions regarding the fundamental abolition goals of the organization.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 626 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Edinburgh Observer

Speech delivered before a group of abolitionists in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a breakfast meeting. The speaker presented the perspective of the black abolitionist in the struggle for emancipation, and emphasized the politics involved as well as the injustice of slavery and slaveholding.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 970 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech given in London before the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society regarding the political implications of continued slavery in the U.S. after British emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,342 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles V. Caples

Speaker or author: Caples, Charles V.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Short address on the second anniversary of the Colored Young Men's Debating Society in which the speaker acknowledged the benefits and successes of the society.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 320 word document (images and text)

Title: Charles W. Gardner

Speaker or author: Gardner, Charles

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Fourth Annual Report of the American Anti-Slavery Society, pp. 11-15

Speech given regarding the possible positive results of immediate emancipation, and how freed slaves will live in and contribute to society.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 3,084 word document (text and images)

Title: David Nickens

Speaker or author: Nickens, David, ca. 1794-1838

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

An address delivered on July 5th, 1832 regarding "cultivating a friendly union among ourselves as oppressed people." A processional march to Walnut St., a four mile canal boat ride (with approximately 100 persons)on the Govenor Washington canal boat, and a church picnic followed.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,283 word document (text and images)

Title: David Ruggles

Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech delivered before a public meeting recounting the experience of Eliza Drummings at the hands of men who were helping her escape slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 453 word document (text and images)

Title: Isaiah G. DeGrasse

Speaker or author: De Grasse, Isaiah G.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Spoken essay given by a 15 year old boy at an exhibition of the New York African Free School in 1828 regarding his experience with slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 379 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Yale University -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech commemorating the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies on August 1, 1834. The speaker stressed the horrors of the slave trade and the importance of immediate emancipation in the U.S. He also emphasized his disagreement with the idea of colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 4,793 word document (text and images)

Title: Jacob C. White Sr.

Speaker or author: White, Jacob C., d. 1872

Newspaper or publication: National Enquirer

Speech given to commemorate the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British West Indies on August 1, 1834.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 4,632 word document (text and images)

Title: James Forten Jr.

Speaker or author: Forten, James Jr.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Address delivered before the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia offering encouragement for continuing efforts in their work for emancipation. The speaker emphasized the horrors of slavery and the benefits of a Christian approach towards freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 5,333 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief congratulations to the Emancipation Society of Glasgow for their recent contribution to suppression of the slave trade.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 256 word document (images and text)

Title: John T. Hilton

Speaker or author: Hilton, John T.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered on the anniversary of British emancipation of the West Indies, and a comparison of this with the continuation of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 260 word document (text and images)

Title: John T. Hilton

Speaker or author: Hilton, John T.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given at Marlboro Chapel to commemorate the arrival in Boston from England of William Lloyd Garrison and N. P. Rogers. An invitation for the event was issued reading: "all abolitionists of Boston and vicinity, irrespective of complexion, respectfully requested to unite in this public reception of our esteemed friends and co-adjutors in the cause of universal emancipation."

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 635 word document (text and images)

Title: Junius C. Morel

Speaker or author: Morel, Junius C.

Newspaper or publication: National Enquirer

Speech against the colonization movement given before a convention held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,000 word document (text and images)

Title: Moses Roper

Speaker or author: Roper, Moses

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

Anecdotal speech delivered at Reverend T. Price's Chapel in England on the cruelities suffered by slaves in America. He addresses the issues of education, the assistance provided by the Quakers, and the "good" vs. "bad" treatment slaves receive from slaveholders.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 571 word document (text and images)

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