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Title: Abner H. Francis

Speaker or author: Francis, Abner H.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Eulogy for John Quincy Adams stressing the high points and low points of his career. The speaker compared the state of the country to the Roman Empire in its last days.

Description of file(s): PDF 19 page, 4,143 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech given during the annual meeting of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society attended mostly by members of the Society of Friends. The speaker describes the progress and successes of the abolition movement throughout the world.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 4,506 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech delivered before the New England Anti-Slavery Convention held in Boston encouraging continued efforts in the work towards the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 617 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Brief speech regarding the question of which political party will succeed in abolishing slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 221 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief speech in response to a resolution calling for abolitionists to reject the United States Constitution. In his remarks, Mr. Remond mentioned the U. S. President's message regarding the Amistad's captives.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 130 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Signal of Liberty

Brief speech made during a court hearing in which the speaker gave a brief overview of his life as a slave and an account of his escape to freedom. (Includes MP3 audio file)

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

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Sermon regarding brotherly love, honoring God, and trusting in the power of God's love for all men. The speaker offered words of encouragement and hope during troubled times as civil war seemed inevitable.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,283 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

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

Speech detailing the history of the Negro race from its great African kings and queens of the past, to its victims of slavery. Included is a look forward to the successes that will come with its future generations.

Description of file(s): PDF 26 page, 7,813 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Higland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Public Library

Excerpt from a longer speech first delivered on 1843, modified, and republished in 1848. The speaker called for action among the slaves of the nation through a passionate appeal for liberty and freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 3,314 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry W. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, Henry W., abolitionist

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech delivered during a celebration of the August 1st emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker stresses the plight of those still enslaved in this country but is encouraged by events that he sees must lead the U.S. to emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 5,038 word document (text and images)

Title: Martin R. Delany

Speaker or author: Delany, Martin Robison, 1812-1885

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief account of a speech regarding the way Church ministers seemed to be encouraging slavery and considering it a "Divine" institution, thus condoning its continuation.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 679 word document (text and images)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief overview of a speech stressing the potential for the moral and intellectual "elevation" of the African American people.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 163 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Brief speech in which the speaker noted that although he felt an increase in public support for the abolition of slavery, his experience since childhood had been one of constant contempt from the white population because of his race. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 314 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech regarding the degraded condition of the slave and the poor white working class in the southern states. The speaker pointed to a monument in Croton Heights, Connecticut erected to those who gave their lives in battle in 1781, with the names of black victims listed separately from whites as evidence of pro-slavery feelings in that state. (Inlcudes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 168 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief speech in which the speaker compares the slaveholder to the Devil. The speaker says that religion aids slavery. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 149 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech describing the speaker's flight from slavery and the abolitionists who helped him along the way. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 471 word document (text and images)

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