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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: James Walker Hood

Speaker or author: Hood, J. W. (James Walker), 1831-1918

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The speaker stressed that the ideas of colonization and "exportation" were nonsense. He emphasized that African Americans had four major requests: 1) the allowance to testify in court, 2) the right to serve on a jury, 3) the right to act as counsel for a black defendant, 4) the right to vote.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 404 word document (text and images)

Title: John Anderson

Speaker or author: Anderson, John, b. 1831?

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- National Library of Scotland

Anecdotal story regarding one man's escape from slavery. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 659 word document (text and images)

Title: John Anderson

Speaker or author: Anderson, John, b. 1831?

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- National Library of Scotland

Anecdotal story regarding one man's life and escape from slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,044 word document (text and images)

Title: John Anderson

Speaker or author: Anderson, John, b. 1831?

Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe

Brief anecdotal speech regarding one man's escape from slavery. (Speech 24147 is a duplicate of this speech.) (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 367 word document (text and images)

Title: Jonathan C. Gibbs

Speaker or author: Gibbs, Jonathan C. (Jonathan Clarkson), 1831-1874

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Presbyterian Historical Society -- Pamphlets

Lengthy sermon discussing the place of the African American in the ministry. The speaker emphasized the dedication and determination required to answer a divine calling to preach the gospel.

Description of file(s): PDF 19 page, 7,725 word document (text and images)

Title: Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs

Speaker or author: Gibbs, Jonathan C. (Jonathan Clarkson), 1831-1874

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

Brief overview of a lecture on Geology given at the Institute for Colored Youth.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 279 word document (text and images)

Title: Leonard A. Grimes

Speaker or author: Grimes, Leonard A., 1815-1874

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief overview of speech encouraging African Americans to join the Union army and fight for the cause of freedom now that they had been given the opportunity to do so.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 249 word document (text and images)

Title: Leonard A. Grimes

Speaker or author: Grimes, Leonard A., 1815-1874

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech relating the efforts of the speaker to buy the fugitive slave Anthony Burns from his master.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 381 word document (text and images)

Title: Leonard A. Grimes

Speaker or author: Grimes, Leonard A., 1815-1874

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech in which the speaker urged all African American men in New England to take up arms against the Confederacy since they had now been given the opportunity to do so. He reminded his listeners that they had offered to help fight the war in the past and had been refused. Now was the time to prove themselves worthy of the opportunity to fight that the government was giving to them.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 288 word document (text and image)

Title: Paschal Beverly Randolph

Speaker or author: Randolph, Paschal Beverly, 1825-1874

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Boston Athenaeum -- Pamphlet Collection

Impassioned speech urging patience, persistence, and patriotism as the Civil War continued. The speaker emphasized to his audience that liberty and justice would prevail.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 886 word document (text and images)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech encouraging education and emphasizing the benefits of knowledge as a way toward the social and moral improvement in the lives of the free people of color. The speaker also encouraged the development of societies which would unite people and help them realize these goals.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 865 word document (text and images)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech encouraging nominally free black citizens to exercise their right to vote. The speaker encouraged women to influence the men in their lives to vote. He noted that while women were still denied the right to vote, they had a voice through their use of influence.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 201 word document (text and image)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given on the anniversary of British emancipation of the West Indies with a comparison of this act to the continuation of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,504 word document (text and images)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered during the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the First Independent Baptist Female Society and the church where their meetings were held. The speaker gave an overview of the history of the church and parish, and the accomplishments of the organization.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,493 word document (text and images)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

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 one page, 203 word document (text and images)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech given during the dedication of a grove set aside for church services. The speaker emphasized that the Church had become, by its refusal to aid in the anti-slavery movement, an implied supporter of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 157 word document (text and image)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief overview of a speech stressing the potential for the moral and intellectual "elevation" of the African American people.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 163 word document (text and image)

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