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Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Legion of Liberty and Force of Truth

Speech given in Dublin regarding the irony of slavery in a country (America) which stresses freedom and equality above all else. Emphasis is placed on the hopeless and helpless condition of every slave living in the U.S.

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

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Passionate speech given at the anti-slavery convention held in Albany, N.Y. regarding the condition of the slave in the U.S. Emphasis placed on the influence of the Church and government legislation in the continuation of the institution of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 873 word document (text and images)

Title: George Douglas

Speaker or author: Douglas, George

Newspaper or publication: Signal of Liberty

Brief narrative regarding how slaves feel about the help they're receiving from the abolitionists in the north.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 245 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Impassioned speech calling slaves to protest slavery through active resistance to their masters' commands.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 231 word document (text and image)

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: 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: 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)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech regarding the colonization of Africa in terms of emigration, and the continued injustices of American slavery. The speaker offered praise for the work of American abolitionists in their efforts to correct state constitutions that included wording that implied the superiority of the white population in America.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,222 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Freeman

Speech given on the injustices and prejudices against people of color in the Christian churches with emphasis placed on how this treatment is not in accordance with Christian teaching.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 967 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

A brief synopsis of a speech given by J. W. C. Pennington at a reception given to welcome him back from England. Emphasis was placed on the freedom enjoyed by people of color in England that was not available in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 299 word document (text and image)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech given during a celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies stressing the progress of the anti-slavery movements and abolition in the U. S.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 2,020 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before the Leeds Anti-Slavery Society in England regarding the inhumanity and cruelty of slavery in the U.S. The speaker discusses how the U.S. is divided into states that allow slavery and those that don't.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,750 word document (text and images)

Title: James W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech given in protest of the British idea for people to immigrate from Africa to the West Indies to work in that country. The speaker argued that this was just another form of slavery under the guise of immigration. (Speech 06979 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,594 word document (text and images)

Title: Jehiel C. Beman

Speaker or author: Beman, Jehiel C.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech given during the celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies, with emphasis placed on the continued slavery of millions of human beings in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

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

Title: Lewis Clarke

Speaker or author: Clarke, Lewis Garrard, 1812-1897

Newspaper or publication: Signal of Liberty

Narrative about one man's experience as a slave in Kentucky.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,511 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel H. Davis

Speaker or author: Davis, Samuel H.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Bell, Ed. Minutes and Proceedings of the National Negro Conventions

Excerpt of lengthy speech delivered before the National Convention of Colored Citizens held at Buffalo, New York. The speech addresses issues of slavery, abolition, and the plight of free African Americans. The speaker said he wished not to focus on grievances but rather on how all Americans of every race can live together better. Emphasis is placed on the moral and political condition of African Americans at that time.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 2,338 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)

Title: William P. Johnson

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

Newspaper or publication: Non Conformist

Brief excerpt of speech detailing the help one abolitionist from New York had offered escaping slaves in their journey to Canada.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 314 word document (text and image)

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