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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: AD -- New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

-- Copyright Permission Granted September 2007 -- Handwritten speech regarding the importance of education for the advancement of the free people of color. The speaker noted that the speech is offered "As a Testimonial of respect for Talent, Worth, and Nobleness of Character." Includes original editing and omissions.

Description of file(s): PDF 50 page, 13,486 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

This speech is a continuation of a previous speech (not included). Speech addresses the wording of the Constitution in that it does not include provisions for slavery. Also addressed are issues regarding women's rights and inequality based on race and sex.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,309 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief accounting of a short speech given at the dedication of Higginson Hall in Salem, Massachusetts. Mr. Remond discussed the issues of liberty, oppression, and civil rights. He told of being forced to ride in an open railroad car on his journey in winter due to racial prejudice.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 766 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech addressing the successes and failures of the anti-slavery movements.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 720 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech regarding the injustice of a government that would make laws to benefit one race over another, yet expect all races to pay taxes and die for their country.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,104 word document (text and images)

Title: David Jenkins

Speaker or author: Jenkins, David

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

Brief speech on legislation that taxed African Americans but didn't offer them any of the benefits of this taxation.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 195 word document (text and image)

Title: David Jenkins

Speaker or author: Jenkins, David

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

Speech given on the organization of a convention held in Columbus. Stress is placed on the privilege of free speech and the right to assemble.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 334 word document (text and images)

Title: George B. Vashon

Speaker or author: Vashon, George Boyer, 1824-1878

Newspaper or publication: Oberlin Evangelist

Verbose speech on character and quality of life given at the "Monthly Rhetorical Exercises of the College Department" when Vashon was a member of the senior class at Oberlin College.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,272 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

Anecdotal speech on the "system of slavery" with emphasis placed on the way in which the speaker's wife was taken from him.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 427 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: N. Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, N.

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

Temperance speech comparing the addiction to alcohol with slavery. Emphasis is place on the idea that slavery is just as much an enemy to human health as alcohol is. (Last page of speech is missing in original and therefore in this version.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,119 word document (text and images)

Title: Wallace Shelton

Speaker or author: Shelton, Wallace

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

Speech given during the celebration of the emancipation of slaves in the British West Indies on August 1, 1834. Stress is placed on the continued existence of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 229 word document (text and image)

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