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Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Edinburgh Observer

Speech delivered before a group of abolitionists in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a breakfast meeting. The speaker presented the perspective of the black abolitionist in the struggle for emancipation, and emphasized the politics involved as well as the injustice of slavery and slaveholding.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 970 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

The speaker stressed that the people of color in the U.S. will never be reconciled to slavery, although they do express a love of this country.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 208 word document (text and image)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of speech stressing the silent compliance of the Church regarding the issue of slavery. He noted that by their lack of action, both Church and politicians have in this way encouraged the continuation of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 780 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Review of a speech calling for unconditional emancipation of slaves in the U.S. in similar fashion to the way slaves were freed in Egypt. The speaker disagreed with the idea of financial compensation of the slaveholders for each freed slave.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,100 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Relatively brief speech regarding the events surrounding what the speaker perceived as misunderstandings regarding the intent of the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,007 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech regarding universal peace, and the avoidance of war. The speaker emphasized that the love of war was not the same as patriotism.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 267 word document (text and image)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

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

Overview of a brief speech encouraging continued patriotism while still demanding full emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 296 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Kelso Chronicle

Speech regarding the injustices of the Fugitive Slave Law. The speaker read a warrant for the return of one fugitive slave that offered a reward of $125 for his safe return or $150 for the return of his "head."

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,526 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Speech regarding the ongoing debate about whether slaves are content with their lives. The speaker was responding to another speaker who expressed his belief that the "social condition" of U.S. slaves was positive and offered an example of their general contentment.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 368 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Overview of speech regarding the contributions of black Americans during the previous wars with England. The speaker said that they were told that England had made them slaves and to win the fight against England would be to win their right to freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 413 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Non Conformist

Speech regarding the impact of slavery and the "love of war" on the ideal of universal peace.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 315 word document (text and image)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Gateshead Observer

Speech delivered in England encouraging the "...consumption of free-labour in preference to slave-labour products."

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 109 word document (text and image)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Congregational Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech regarding the injustices of slavery and prejudice emphasizing the extreme cruelity that can result from fear and hatred in mass populations. The speaker noted that while slavery intended to make "beasts of burden" of human bodies, the reality of slavery demonstrated that the institution was instead a battle to chain human minds.

Description of file(s): PDF 29 page, 12,568 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Speech delivered in Edinburgh, Scotland regarding the institution of slavery in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the immorality of slavery from a Christian perspective.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,059 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech comparing the doctrines of Christianity with the doctrines of war. War used as a metaphor for the continued fight against slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 489 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Connecticut Historical Society -- Pamphlets

The speaker approached the subject of emancipation on the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies. He traced the history of emancipation from the 1700's, and emphasized through example the clever ways some slave holders continued the system without calling it slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 4,467 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Sermon given to denounce the current trend towards "Free Love" without the benefit of marriage.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 572 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the plans and goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker stressed that the Colonization Society in holding funds in trust for this project held too much power over a country said to be independent.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,396 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Sermon regarding the moral obligation of African Americans in the pursuit of individual freedom, happiness, truth, and justice. Stress is placed on the differences between "God's government" and the U.S. government.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,560 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: NonConformist

Speech given in England before a fund raising suffrage meeting emphasizing that distinguishing between black and white skin color was an "insult to common sense."

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 220 word document (text and image)

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