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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: H. M. Williams

Speaker or author: Williams, H. M., fl. 1852

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Brief speech denouncing the goals of the Colonization Society and its push to colonize Liberia with nominally free black citizens.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 144 word document (text and image)

Title: James M. Williams

Speaker or author: Williams, James M., Rev.

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

Eulogy sermon for John Brown during a gathering on the anniversary of his execution the previous year.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 341 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter H. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker discussed the upcoming presidential election and those involved in the political campaign. John Freemont (Republican) would run against Abraham Lincoln, and while the Republican party expressed anti-slavery sentiments, they were afraid to act aggressively to upset the status quo.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 191 word document (text and image)

Title: Peter H. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Overview of speech expressing the speaker's view that while the Republican party was an "Anti-Slavery Party," its stance on abolishing slavery was more motivated by dollars than by philanthropy and good will. This, the speaker believed, was sparked by the battle over whether to bring Kansas into the Union as a free or slaveholding state.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 649 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Humphries Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Brief speech given as the speaker addressed the school board committee in Cincinnati regarding his dismissal on charges of atheism.

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

Title: Peter Osborne

Speaker or author: Osborne, Peter, fl. 1832

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Address delivered on July 5th, the date celebrated to call attention to the "lack of independence" for slaves and as a form of protest to the July 4th celebration.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 534 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Paul Simons

Speaker or author: Simons, Peter Paul, fl. 1839

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Rambling speech published under protest with a disclaimer from the newspaper editor regarding the grammar and wording. The speech addresses the role of women in the cause of freedom for the people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 904 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Paul Simons

Speaker or author: Simons, Peter Paul, fl. 1839

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech stressing the responsibility of parents to encourage "moral elevation" in their children so that the people of color may realize a brighter future. The speaker believes the key to freedom is action based on commitment to a moral cause which is passed down from parent to child.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,306 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Vogelsang

Speaker or author: Vogelsang, Peter, Lieutenant

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given before the Association for the Political Improvement of the People of Color regarding the political rights and civil liberties denied the people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,454 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Vogelsang

Speaker or author: Vogelsang, Peter, Lieutenant

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech describing how the United States benefits from the citizenship status of free African Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,997 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: Ransom G. Williams

Speaker or author: Williams, Ranson G.

Newspaper or publication: Philanthropist

Speech delievered at the first annual meeting of the Rhode Island State Anti-Slavery Society held at the Richmond Church in Providence Rhode Island addressing issues regarding the slave trade, the separation of slave families, and the relationship between slavery and Christian values.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,557 word document (text and images)

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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