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Subtitle: Political Power and Strength the Legitimate Fruit of a Thorough Knowledge of Ourselves.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: Hamilton, Robert

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

Letter to the editor stressing the importance of education to African Americans. Elevation involves political advancement, influence and power, and this is not possible for those without education.

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

Subtitle: Self Exertions.--No. 1.

Title: Colored American - November 24, 1838

Speaker or author: Hamilton

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a suggestion from a reader named Hamilton that a convention of young African American men meet in Utica to unite their efforts in the work towards realizing political and civil rights.

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

Title: Robert Hamilton

Speaker or author: Hamilton, Robert

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 experience in this regard of James Hamlet, who escaped after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 318 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: Lectures in the Lecture Season.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 22, 1859

Speaker or author: Hamilton, Thomas

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

The writer encourages his readers to attend the upcoming lecture series being offered by the Weekly Anglo-African newspaper.

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

Subtitle: Who is for Slavery?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 22, 1859

Speaker or author: Hamilton, Thomas

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

The writer responds to a letter from William J. Watkins on the subject of active opposition to slavery. The writer disagrees with William Watkins conclusion that whoever is not for slavery is against it. The writer offers situations wherein someone can be opposed to slavery but not against it.

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

Title: William G. Hamilton

Speaker or author: William G. Hamilton

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Address delivered before the Annual Convention of the Free People of Color of the United States involving issues of emancipation and colonization of Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,556 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Hamilton

Speaker or author: William G. Hamilton

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Boston Public Library -- Anti-Slavery Collections

Address given before the Fourth Annual Convention of the Free People of Color of the United States in New York promoting the improvement of freed slaves and speaking against the idea of colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,649 word document (images and text)

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