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Title: "A Colored Female"

Speaker or author: Anonymous

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given by an anonymous speaker at the Female Minervian Association on the moral and social improvement of freed slaves, encouraging them to assist those who are still enslaved.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 316 word document (text and images)

Title: Abner H. Francis

Speaker or author: Francis, Abner H.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech delivered to celebrate the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker recounted the history of slavery, the successes of those who had overcome slavery in the past, and the potential of those abolitionists who he believes will abolish slavery forever after.

Description of file(s): PDF 17 page, 4,145 word document (text and images)

Title: Abner H. Francis

Speaker or author: Francis, Abner H.

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen

Speech given during the presentation of a silver pitcher to Gerrit Smith from the Colored Ladies of Buffalo, New York, to honor his work to abolish slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 920 word document (text and images)

Title: Abner H. Francis

Speaker or author: Francis, Abner H.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Eulogy for John Quincy Adams stressing the high points and low points of his career. The speaker compared the state of the country to the Roman Empire in its last days.

Description of file(s): PDF 19 page, 4,143 word document (text and images)

Title: Abraham D. Shadd

Speaker or author: Shadd, Abraham D.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given on the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies stressing the political implications of this and the continued slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,565 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: Andrew Harris

Speaker or author: Harris, Andrew, of Philadelphia

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech against the injustices and horrors of slavery given at the annual meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,165 word document (text and images)

Title: Anonymous

Speaker or author: Anonymous

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

An anonymous address regarding objections to the goals of the Colonization Society, with an emphasis on the negative impact of moving people from their native country.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,025 word document (text and images)

Title: Anonymous

Speaker or author: Anonymous

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Anonymous speech delivered by a member of the Society cooperating with the General Convention at Philadelphia against the colonization of Africa by freed slaves. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 442 word document (text and images)

Title: Anthony Burns

Speaker or author: Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience with slavery and subsequent escape.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,925 word document (text and images)

Title: Anthony Burns

Speaker or author: Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience as a fugitive slave. The speech was given during a drive to raise money to purchase the speaker's freedom. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 857 word document (text and images)

Title: Anthony Burns

Speaker or author: Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Overview of speech detailing one man's experience with the injustice of the Fugitive Slave Law. The speaker expressed his belief that the Church was involved in continuing the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,834 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: Austin Steward

Speaker or author: Steward, Austin

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Onondaga County Public Library [Coles, Howard W., The Cradle of Freedom, (1941), pp. 23-26]

At the termination of slavery in the U.S., the speaker reflected on what had been an accepted economic mainstay in the system of slavery and what potential for change was now available for all U.S. citizens. He urged his audience to take advantage of the opportunity to prosper by adopting a Christian lifestyle, avoiding "hard spirits," and focusing on civil rights.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,307 word document (text and images)

Title: Austin Stewart

Speaker or author: Stewart, Austin, fl. 1840

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given during a convention held to adopt measures to ensure the franchisement of the free people of color in the free states. Attendees were encouraged to exercise their rights even if they didn't succeed in order to continue the struggle toward total political and social freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 791 word document (text and images)

Title: Austin Stewart

Speaker or author: Stewart, Austin, fl. 1840

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given at the opening of the Albany Convention with emphasis placed on the political and civil rights of free people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 466 word document (text and images)

Title: Benjamin Stanley

Speaker or author: Stanley, Benjamin, fl. 1850

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. The speaker suggested armed resistance to those who would attempt to rob them of their freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 458 word document (text and images)

Title: Bob'n Around

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

Short, humorous account by a traveling correspondent of his adventures in Connecticut. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 713 word document (text and images)

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