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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: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Impromptu speech given in response to a remark made by a government official comparing granting freedom to the slaves with allowing wild animals to roam free.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 920 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech praising the assistance, compassion and "charity" women offer in helping to abolish slavery and aiding those in need.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,516 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

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

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech emphasizing the importance of education in the social advancement of the people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 342 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Fifth Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, pp. 24-30

Speech in response to a resolution put forward for the American Anti-Slavery Society to support similar societies in Britain and France in their efforts to abolish slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 3,443 word document (text and images)

Title: Nathaniel Paul

Speaker or author: Paul, Nathaniel, 1792 or 3-1839

Newspaper or publication: Friend of Man

Speech given regarding the detrimental effect of prejudice on the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 969 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: Theodore S. Wright

Speaker or author: Wright, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1797-1847

Newspaper or publication: Friend of Man

Speech against the idea of the colonization of Africa by freed slaves and the societies that have been organized to promote it.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,000 word document (text and images)

Title: Thomas Cole

Speaker or author: Cole, Thomas, fl. 1837-1838

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker pointed out that the history of slavery is not about enslaving black people, but about enslaving those considered unable to defend off a "domineering spirit" that often manifests in mankind. He notes that the southern states had entered the union based on a compromise stating that slavery would be temporary. The abolitionist movement had come from Virginia as a response to this. At this point, the system of slavery was firmly in place based on economics, not on race.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 693 word document (text and images)

Title: Thomas L. Jennings

Speaker or author: Jennings, Thomas L.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Eulogy stressing the life and accomplishments of Henry Sipkins. Published in two separate issues of the Colored American newspaper and combined into one document here.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 3,287 word document (text and images)

Title: William L. Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, William L.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given on the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies in August, 1833, with emphasis placed on how the U.S. should follow Britain in abolishing slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,295 word document (text and images)

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