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Title: Charles L. Reason

Speaker or author: Reason, Charles Lewis, 1818-1893

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the plans and goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker stressed that this idea is just a scheme to remove African Americans from the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,221 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles L. Reason

Speaker or author: Reason, Charles Lewis, 1818-1893

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech given against the goals of the American Colonization Society and the speaker's belief that colonization of Africa simply offered another type of enslavement to African Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,314 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles L. Reason

Speaker or author: Reason, Charles Lewis, 1818-1893

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Speech dedicating a library for the Institute for Colored Youth stressing the benefits of education to the elevation of the race.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,096 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Reason

Speaker or author: Reason, Charles Lewis, 1818-1893

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen

Brief speech by Charles Reason, professor at New York Central College describing the college and the area surrounding its location.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 179 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech against the plans and goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker suggested Canada as an alternate choice for colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,371 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech welcoming escaping slaves who had crossed into Canada from Detroit with the help of the Underground Railroad. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 325 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing Daniel Webster's position on slavery and his recent speech regarding fugitive slaves. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 669 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Signal of Liberty

Brief speech made during a court hearing in which the speaker gave a brief overview of his life as a slave and an account of his escape to freedom. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 231 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

Anecdotal speech on the "system of slavery" with emphasis placed on the way in which the speaker's wife was taken from him.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 427 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Brief speech regarding the importance of supplying slaves with Bibles. (Speech 09773 is a duplicate of this speech.) (Includes MP3 audio file.)

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

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

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

Speech denouncing the words and political actions of Charles "Pat" O'Conor when speaking against emancipation of U.S. slaves. The speaker said that he would have assumed the Negro race would have had a friend in Charles "Pat" O'Conor since he was from Ireland. However, O'Conor had cautioned the U.S. government that freed slaves would turn against the white population.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 586 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

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

Impassioned speech given to honor the sacrifice of John Brown who was executed on this day. The speaker praises John Brown's life, although he notes that he didn't agree with his methods. He believes that John Brown was martyred in the name of freedom and justice.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 600 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Impassioned speech calling slaves to protest slavery through active resistance to their masters' commands.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 231 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Passionate speech regarding the oppression of slavery. Stress is placed on the illogical belief that keeping the slave ignorant keeps him or her from being discontent; and emphasizing that denying slaves an education prevents them from providing for their own medical, legal, and moral care.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,143 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: Impatial Citizen

Speech given while presenting a silver pitcher to Gerrit Smith to honor his work for the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 851 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

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

The speaker supported the goals and motivations of the African Civilization Society. He stressed that the motivation behind the funding of immigration to Africa is to confirm friendly relations with the native people, to purchase land for immigrants, to build schools and churches, to promote lawful commerce, and to encourage the spread of Christianity.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,066 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

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

The speaker approves of the civilization goals of the African Aid Society that proposes to move black families from Canada to Africa. He believes this offers a postive way to improve the lives of all concerned, and provide England with a different source for cotton. Like many abolitionists, he believes that slavery is mainly continued in the U.S. based on the money made from the production of cotton.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,360 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Morgan State University Library -- Pamphlet Collection

Speech given before the House of Representatives denouncing slavery as an inhumane system in a country founded on freedom. The speaker related his own experiences with slavery and the injustices he had witnessed growing up as a slave. Now that slavery had ended, he asked that the government approach the recovery of the Union with an eye towards racial harmony.

Description of file(s): PDF 20 page, 5,472 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Gateshead Observer

Brief speech given in England in which the speaker encouraged his audience to purchase and use only free-labor produced goods and boycott slave-labor produced goods. He emphasized that boycotting slave-produced goods would aid in the fight towards emancipation of the slaves in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 226 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker rejoiced that slavery was at that point no longer national but "sectional" since it had just been abolished in Washington, DC. He also noted that a recent bill had passed prohibiting slavery in the Territories of the U. S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 298 word document (text and image)

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