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Title: Henry W. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, Henry W., abolitionist

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech denouncing the motivation behind the American Colonization Society and the Fugitive Slave Bill. The speaker stressing the irony that the U.S. will welcome fleeing Hungarian refugees to its shores but does not provide a welcome to the refugees of slavery who already reside here.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 2,934 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry W. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, Henry W., abolitionist

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech delivered during a celebration of the August 1st emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker stresses the plight of those still enslaved in this country but is encouraged by events that he sees must lead the U.S. to emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 5,038 word document (text and images)

Title: Josiah Henson

Speaker or author: Henson, Josiah

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech praising the education offered to those of African descent in England, emphasizing the work of the Sunday School Union there.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 997 word document (text and images)

Title: Josiah Jones

Speaker or author: Jones, Josiah, abolitionist

Newspaper or publication: Western Herald

Speech given during an anniversary celebration of the emancipation of the British West Indies by African American troops stationed in Chatham, Australia.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 286 word document (text and images)

Title: Thomas H. Jones

Speaker or author: Jones, Thomas H.

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

Brief speech commending the anti-slavery work of William Lloyd Garrison. The speaker believed that the work of William Lloyd Garrison offered more compassion than most churches at the time which were denying the slave a place in their congregations.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 211 word document (text and image)

Title: William Jones

Speaker or author: Jones, William

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

Short overview of an account of one man's experience with slavery. He describes his escape and the safety he found with the Union troops.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 370 word document (text and images)

Title: William Jones

Speaker or author: Jones, William

Newspaper or publication: American Freeman

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience with slavery and his praise of Gerrit Smith's benevolence.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 292 word document (text and images)

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