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Title: Amos G. Beman

Speaker or author: Beman, Amos Gerry, 1812-1874

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Excerpt of a speech delivered before the Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut and published in the Emancipator newspaper. The newspaper notes that: "Mr. B. endeavors successfully, in his address, to show, that the colored race may be elevated in this country, in respect to property, intelligence, and moral worth; which he declares are the elements of true happiness and prosperity. Having concluded his argument, he makes an eloquent and earnest appeal to his hearers, to inspire them with resolution to overcome the obstacles in the way of their elevation." (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 657 word document (text and images)

Title: Andrew Harris

Speaker or author: Harris, Andrew, of Philadelphia

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech against the injustices and horrors of slavery given at the annual meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,165 word document (text and images)

Title: Daniel A. Payne

Speaker or author: Payne, Daniel Alexander, 1811-1893.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Anecdotal speech given at the National Anti-Slavery Convention regarding the abuses and injustices of slavery with emphasis placed on the role of the Church and the Christian community.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 751 document (text and images)

Title: David Ruggles

Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Response to comments given by Philip A. Bell regarding a libel suit brought against Samuel Cornish and the Colored American newspaper. David Ruggles explains the circumstances leading up to the legal action.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 582 word document (text and images)

Title: David Ruggles

Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Essex Institute, Salem Massachusetts, Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Address given during a public meeting regarding a libel suit brought about by David Ruggles against the Colored American newspaper and its editor Samuel Cornish. When Samuel Cornish did not appear, David Ruggles was given the floor to explain the offense and a debate among various members of the Committee of Vigilance followed.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 4,864 word document (text and images)

Title: David Ruggles

Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

David Ruggles replies to comments made by William P. Johnson in an ongoing debate regarding the circumstances leading up to the libel suit brought against Samuel Cornish and the Colored American newspaper.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 2,083 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Yale University -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech commemorating the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies on August 1, 1834. The speaker stressed the horrors of the slave trade and the importance of immediate emancipation in the U.S. He also emphasized his disagreement with the idea of colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 4,793 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: Philip A. Bell

Speaker or author: Bell, Philip A.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Comments given on an address by David Ruggles regarding a libel suit against Samuel Cornish and the Colored American newspaper. Bell provided a statement regarding his participation in the events leading up to the suit. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 590 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel E. Cornish

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech against the idea of the colonization of Africa by free people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,254 word document (text and images)

Title: Theodore S. Wright

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech against the proposed colonization of Africa by free people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,182 word document (text and images)

Title: William P. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, William P., fl. 1839

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Response to debate between David Ruggles and Philip A. Bell regarding the events and situation surrounding the libel suit brought against Samuel Cornish and the Colored American newspaper.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,070 word document (text and images)

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