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Title: Alfred M. Green

Speaker or author: Green, Alfred M..

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Foner and Walker, Eds. -- Proceedings of the Black State Conventions 1840-1865, (1979) Vol. 1, pp. 139-166

Eloquent, rational, and meaningful speech delivered before the Convention of the Colored People of Pennsylvania expressing a legal argument for civil rights. The speaker asked that African Americans be given their civil rights, be allowed to vote, hold jobs equal to those of the white population, and be given the opportunity to prove themselves worthy citizens of the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 480 word document (text and image)

Title: Alfred M. Green

Speaker or author: Green, Alfred M.

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

Overview of a rousing speech denouncing laws against freedom that were being enacted across the country. The speaker pays particular attention to encouraging the repeal of the Personal Liberty Law.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 382 word document (text and images)

Title: Amos G. Beman

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

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech regarding the principles, goals and value of the New York Committee of Vigilance in its assistance to people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 2,773 word document (text and images)

Title: Amos G. Beman

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech expressing the speaker's outrage at the defeat of African American suffrage in Connecticut. The speaker blamed the defeat on Irish voters. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

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

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)

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 Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

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

Brief eulogy given for Lorenzo Dow Taylor who had been an integral part of the convention held in Ohio since it began.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,437 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- State Historical Society of Wisconsin -- Pamphlet Collection

Eloquent speech delivered before a court about to pronounce sentence on the speaker for his actions in working against the Fugitive Slave Law. After his impassioned call for reason, justice, and humanity in the exercising of the Fugitive Slave Law, the speaker was fined $100 and sentenced to 20 days in jail.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 4,108 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

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

Overview of speech given on the day John Brown was executed. The speaker praised John Brown as an exceptional man. He said that John Brown had been "murdered" by the American people.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 343 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

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

Brief speech expressing the speaker's agreement that the U. S. government is based on a pro-slavery ideal.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 396 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles W. Gardner

Speaker or author: Gardner, Charles

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Overview of speech offered in protest of the Fugitive Slave Bill that was contributing to the kidnapping of nominally free black citizens of New York. Emphasis was placed on the recent legislative efforts of Daniel Webster. (Speech 10898(b) is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 347 word document (text and images)

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 Ruggles

Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Response to comments given by Philip A. Bell regarding a libel suit brought against Samuel Cornish and the Colored American newspaper. David Ruggles explains the circumstances leading up to the legal action.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 582 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: David Ruggles

Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Essex Institute, Salem Massachusetts, Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Address given during a public meeting regarding a libel suit brought about by David Ruggles against the Colored American newspaper and its editor Samuel Cornish. When Samuel Cornish did not appear, David Ruggles was given the floor to explain the offense and a debate among various members of the Committee of Vigilance followed.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 4,864 word document (text and images)

Title: David Ruggles

Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

David Ruggles replies to comments made by William P. Johnson in an ongoing debate regarding the circumstances leading up to the libel suit brought against Samuel Cornish and the Colored American newspaper.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 2,083 word document (text and images)

Title: Frederick G. Barbadoes

Speaker or author: Barbadoes, Frederick G.

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

Speech given as the speaker stepped down as president of the convention. The speaker eloquently and humbly accepted the gratitude of the convention and reminded those members that the struggle towards liberty and freedom continued and required their "eternal vigilance." (Includes MP3 audio file)

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

Title: George B. Vashon

Speaker or author: Vashon, George Boyer, 1824-1878

Newspaper or publication: Oberlin Evangelist

Verbose speech on character and quality of life given at the "Monthly Rhetorical Exercises of the College Department" when Vashon was a member of the senior class at Oberlin College.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,272 word document (text and images)

Title: George Boyer Vashon

Speaker or author: Vashon, George Boyer, 1824-1878

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Foner and Walker, Eds. -- Proceedings of the Black State Conventions 1840-1865, (1979) Vol. 1, pp. 139-166

Brief overview of speech in which the speaker expressed his view that a country that is not administered by a just and impartial government was not secure or permanent.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 377 word document (text and image)

Title: George Douglas

Speaker or author: Douglas, George

Newspaper or publication: Signal of Liberty

Brief narrative regarding how slaves feel about the help they're receiving from the abolitionists in the north.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 245 word document (text and image)

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