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Subtitle: Rev. J. P. Campbell, Editor. Thursday, August 17, 1854. Notice to Subscribers.

Title: Christian Recorder - August 17, 1854

Speaker or author: Campbell, Rev. J. P.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The editor asks those of his readers who have paid their subscriptions to please send him their names and addresses so that their newspapers can be delivered to them.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: To Our Friends and Brethren Beloved:

Title: Colored American - May 6, 1837

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers a humble request for aid and financial support from friends among the people in Pennsylvania.

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

Subtitle: The Domestic Slave Trade.

Title: Colored American - November 25, 1837

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates a story of a black British sailor who is arrested in Washington, DC on suspicion that he is a fugitive slave. The law required that a white man step forward to validate his claim that he is a free man or the sailor would be sold into slavery to pay the expense of his arrest.

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

Subtitle: A Vestage of Pro-Slavery.

Title: Colored American - October 5, 1839

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on an exchange between Samuel Cornish and Philip Bell regarding a statement published in the Friend of Man newspaper. The Friend of Man's brief statement was from a representative of the New York Anti-Slavery Society saying they would not support the Colored American newspaper until it changed its political point of view.

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

Subtitle: Brethren, Sustain Us.

Title: Colored American - October 7, 1837

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Samuel E. Cornish asks his readers to please donate money in order to keep the Colored American in publication. He stresses the benefits of continuing this newspaper and the fact that it is in dire need of funding at this time.

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

Subtitle: The Signs of the Times No. 4. Continued from our last.

Title: Colored American - September 7, 1839

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer continues his commentary on a proposed resolution which states that African Americans will deny their vote to any candidate who does not support the immediate abolition of slavery.

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

Title: Jabez Pitt Campbell

Speaker or author: Campbell, Jabez Pitt (1854-1858)

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

Overview of speech tracing the causes of the Civil War and the continuing opportunity for error, injustice, and restricted freedom. The speaker emphasized the role of political action in encouraging the events that led to the Civil War.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,254 word document (text and images)

Title: John Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, John, fl. 1854

Newspaper or publication: Plymouth and Devonport Weekly Journal

Narrative regarding the life of John Brown and his experiences growing up as a slave.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,808 word document (text and images)

Title: John Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, John, fl. 1854

Newspaper or publication: West Briton

Overview of an anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience and escape from slavery. The speaker found himself without support in England and was telling his story to earn funds to return to Canada.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 595 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Robert Campbell

Title: Martin Robison Delany

Speaker or author: Delany, Martin & Campbell, Robert, of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

Newspaper or publication: AD Draft -- Royal Geological Society Archives, London, England

-- Copyright Permission Pending -- Handwritten speech detailing the findings of a geographical expedition made by two explorers: Martin Delany and Robert Campbell. The text details the land mass, the villages, the people, the climate, and the general discoveries made of Western Africa. (This transcription includes the original editing marks made by the writers.)

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 1,610 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Campbell

Speaker or author: Campbell, Robert, of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

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

The speaker discusses his travels into Central Africa. The newspaper emphasizes that learning as much as possible about Africa is important and that the lecture is not offered to encourage immigration to Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 228 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Campbell

Speaker or author: Campbell, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

The speaker suggested that the best way to end slavery was to cultivate cotton in Africa. He believed that if European countries could purchase cotton from Africa and refuse to buy from slaveholding countries. This would eliminate the main reason for slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 314 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Campbell

Speaker or author: Campbell, Robert, of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

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

Speech encouraging young African American men to consider settling in Africa. The speaker's message is subtle and couched in terms of exploration and racial pride.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 288 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel E. Cornish

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the efforts of the Colonization Society. The speaker offered a balanced view in this stressing that the governor of the state was working with their best interests in mind, although he was misguided. He emphasized that the black population hated the white population for their efforts to remove people who by their presence offered a reminder of the guilt created by the institution of slavery. He believed, however, that any form of hate was wrong.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,373 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel E. Cornish

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech against the idea of the colonization of Africa by free people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,254 word document (text and images)

Title: William P. Newman

Speaker or author: Newman, William P., fl. 1854

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Brief speech addressing the importance of social occasions that bring together people of all races for entertainment and companionship.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,048 word document (text and images)

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