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Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: Alexander Crummell
Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898
Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection
Lengthy and eloquent eulogy on the life and character of Thomas Clarkson. The speaker spoke about Clarkson's early years, his struggles, and his accomplishments. He included the history of slavery, the current situation with the slaves and freed people of color, and his hopes and beliefs in a positive future.
Description of file(s): PDF 60 page, 17,894 word document (text and images)
Title: John N. Lewis
Speaker or author: Lewis, John N.
Newspaper or publication: Emancipator
Speech regarding the irony of missionary work in Africa by men who are slaves in the U.S. and not allowed to read the Bible. Emphasis is placed on the question of civil rights in the U.S.
Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,278 word document (text and images)
Title: John T. Hilton
Speaker or author: Hilton, John T.
Newspaper or publication: Liberator
Speech praising the work of William Lloyd Garrison and George Thompson in the cause of the abolition of slavery.
Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 726 word document (text and images)
Title: William Jones
Speaker or author: Jones, William
Newspaper or publication: American Freeman
Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience with slavery and his praise of Gerrit Smith's benevolence.
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 292 word document (text and images)