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Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Historical Society -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech in reply to John Mercer Langston who the speaker accuses of not being clear regarding his support of colonization. The speaker argues for immigration as a solution to the questions that arise regarding the nominally free people living in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 18 page, 5,605 word document (text and images)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speaking in favor of the Stephen A. Douglas candidacy, the speaker emphasized the pro-slavery position of Abraham Lincoln. He noted that even though the Republican party (to which Lincoln belong) was considered the "anti-slavery party," Lincolns actions showed a different perspective. He noted that Lincoln supported the Fugitive Slave Law and expressed that Lincoln was pro-slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 23 page, 6,716 word document (text and images)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

In this election year, the speaker encouraged continued vigilance in the fight for abolition of slavery. The speaker stressed where each party and each presidential candidate stood on the issue of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 3,422 word document (text and images)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker offered his thoughts on prejudice, saying, "When we are free, men will find it to be a fact that there is no prejudice against color. It is the condition, not the color. My color serves as a badge, indicating that I belong to a race which in this land has been doomed to degredation. And just so long as we consent to occupy a subordinate condition, and submit without murmuring to our degradation, there is no prejudice against us. So long as the black man is willing to be a slave in this country, all is well enough, but whenever he attempts to take the position of a freeman, it is then the white man seems to hate him." The speaker stressed that prejudice is about slavery, not about skin color.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,626 word document (text and images)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech expressing the speakers reasons for wanting to continue celebrating August 1st even though opposition had been expressed to this. The speaker said that even though the emancipation of the British West Indies (August 1, 1834) was under the direction of a foreign government, the day was worth celebrating by all those who value freedom. He emphasized the historical efforts and legacies of countries of men who fought, sacrificed and died for freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 4,371 word document (text and images)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

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

Speech given in response to a resolution offered at the convention. The speaker denounced the Fugitive Slave Law and expressed his belief that the "... Constitution of the United States is pro-slavery...."

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 773 word document (text and images)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

The speaker said he believed the first element of success for African Americans was establishing a "nationality." His approach to the abolition of slavery was philosophical. Slavery was not rational in his view and slaveholders, he believed, must come to realize this.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,294 word document (text and images)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books & Manuscripts

Speech discussing the politics of slavery stressing the influence of government and political figures in continuing the institution.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,045 word document (text and images)

Title: Hezekiah Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Expressive and dramatic speech regarding the continuation of American slavery long after the British had emancipated the West Indies. The speaker emphasized the historical movements of humanity towards freedom and liberty that he believed would always triumph.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 2,857 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah M. Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, S. M. (Sarah Mapps), 1806-1882

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

Overview of speech delivered before a group of women regarding hygiene and health.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 272 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah M. Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, S. M. (Sarah Mapps), 1806-1882

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Address given at the first of planned monthly womens' meetings ("Mental Feasts") for "the purpose of moral and religious meditation, conversation, reading and speaking, sympathising over the fate of the unhappy slaves, improving their own minds, &c. &c."

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 630 word document (text and images)

Title: William L. Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, William L.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given on the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies in August, 1833, with emphasis placed on how the U.S. should follow Britain in abolishing slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,295 word document (text and images)

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