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Title: George T. Downing

Speaker or author: Downing, George T. (George Thomas), 1819-1903

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech denouncing the African Civilization Project. The speaker believed this was similar to the American Colonization Society project and just one more way of making money using African American labor.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 391 word document (text and images)

Title: George T. Downing

Speaker or author: Downing, George T. (George Thomas), 1819-1903

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 was responding to a story of the recent experience of James Hamlet, who escaped after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 289 word document (text and image)

Title: George Thomas Downing

Speaker or author: Downing, George T. (George Thomas), 1819-1903

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Boston Athenaeum -- Pamphlet Collection

The speaker expressed suspicion at the request of the African Civilization Society for help with those in need in Liberia. He believed this was a backhanded way for the colonization society to get funds.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 311 word document (text and image)

Title: George Thomas Downing

Speaker or author: Downing, George T. (George Thomas), 1819-1903

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Speech denouncing the colonization efforts of the U.S. with regard to both the American Colonization Society and the African Civilization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 288 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: Close of the Volume.

Title: Impartial Citizen - February 13, 1850

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The editor describes the struggles and challenges of starting and maintaining the newspaper. He asks his subscribers who owe money to pay now.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Title: Impartial Citizen - February 20, 1850

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The editor asks for donations to allow the newspaper to continue publication. He promises to devote newspaper space to issues concerning "Temperance, Anti-Slavery, Land Reform, Homestead Exemption, and Peace."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Self-Elevation.

Title: Impartial Citizen - March 14, 1849

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer tells his readers that the only way to live a successful life is through "elevation" in terms of self-respect, morality, and self-esteem. He emphasizes that the only way to achieve this is by working on their own self-improvement in this manner and not depending on others to do this for them. This work must come from within each individual. It offers a tremendous challenge but it is the only way to gain social acceptance in this country.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Impartial Citizen - May 8, 1850

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer relates his experiences while travel across New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island on a lecture tour. He emphasizes the work being done to abolish slavery, promote reform and ensure voting rights in the places he visits.

Description of file(s): three scanned newspaper pages (five columns)

Subtitle: Seneca, Oswego, Jefferson, &c.

Title: Impartial Citizen - November 21, 1849

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer describes his travels and experiences while on a lecture tour of New York and the surrounding area.

Description of file(s): five scanned newspaper pages (nine columns)

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Impartial Citizen - October 10, 1849

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer continues his commentary on his speaking tour of New York and Pennsylvania. He describes his experiences during his travels.

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

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Impartial Citizen - October 17, 1849

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer continues his journal reporting of his experiences while on a speaking tour.

Description of file(s): three scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Impartial Citizen - October 24, 1849

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer continues his journaled reporting of his travels through New York and Pennsylvania on a speaking tour.

Description of file(s): three scanned newspaper pages (five columns)

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Impartial Citizen - October 5, 1850

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer offers further commentary on the Fugitive Slave Bill that he began in a previous editorial.

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

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Impartial Citizen - September 14, 1850

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer comments on the Fugitive Slave Bill. He urges his readers to band together to support each other in their fight against this form of oppression.

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

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Impartial Citizen - September 5, 1849

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer describes his travels to Pennsylvania. He highlights villages, people he meets along the way, and his experiences during his journey.

Description of file(s): four scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Title: J. L. Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, J. L., fl. 1852

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Brief speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill and encouraging listeners to oppose it.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 188 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: To the Public.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - December 8, 1842

Speaker or author: Myers, Stephen

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The editor responds to his critics.

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

Subtitle: James D. Tinsley.

Title: Provincial Freeman - August 5, 1854

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer offers a eulogy on the reported death of James D. Tinsley.

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

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 10, 1854

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

In a letter to the editor, the writer describes two types of aboltionists: both want freedom for the slave, but one type wants this freedom limited and restricted. There are more of this type than of those working for true human equality. His view of freedom includes human equality and civil rights, and it's this view that he encourages among those who claim to be abolitionists.

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

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Ottawa Public Archives, Colonial Church and School Society, Occasional Paper, No. 1, February, 1854, pp. 8-10

Extract from a speech regarding the flight of fugitive slaves to Canada and the freedom that they've found there.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,732 word document (text and images)

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