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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: Peter Williams

Speaker or author: Williams, Peter, 1780?-1840

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Speech given for the benefit of the "coloured community of Wilberforce" in Upper Canada. Speech addresses efforts of the Colonization Society to relocate free people of color to Africa and Hayti. (Speech 00793 is duplicate of this speech)

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,488 word document (text and images)

Title: Rev. Mr. Stewart

Speaker or author: Stewart, Rev. Mr.

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

Speech given in response to Henry Highland Garnet's expression of support of the African Civilization Society. The speaker also supported this effort and emphasized the potential for success that this endeavor offered.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 258 word document (text and image)

Title: Samuel Snowden

Speaker or author: Snowden, Samuel, fl. 1840

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech given during the celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker offered a comparison of slavery in Biblical times with slavery in the U.S. in 1843.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 339 word document (text and images)

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