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Title: S. M. Africanus

Speaker or author: Africanus, S. M.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech regarding the political and civil rights of American citizenship that were being denied to free black citizens. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 433 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Cortland Democrat

Speech delivered before the Courtland Academy Lyceum regarding the importance of education and morality.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,171 word document (text and images)

Title: Wallace Shelton

Speaker or author: Shelton, Wallace

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Boston Public Library -- Anti-Slavery Collection

Brief speech regarding the unique situation the free-born African Americans found themselves in. They were not slaves, but were not given the same rights as other Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 151 word document (text and image)

Title: William Spellman

Speaker or author: Spellman, William, fl. 1830-1885

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech regarding civil rights for freed black citizens. The speaker also emphasized his resolution for providing continued employment for black lecturers in Connecticut.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 358 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech given during a ceremony welcoming the speaker to England. The speaker addressed the audience on the horrors of slavery, the injustices of the U. S. laws that allowed slaveholders to abuse their slaves, and the general prejudice of the American people towards all people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,267 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief farewell speech given prior to the speaker's departure for the World Peace Convention in Paris. The speaker assured the audience that the World Peace Convention would hasten the complete abolition of slavery. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 408 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech given during a public meeting in London illustrating the cruelties and injustices of American slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 973 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding England's contribution to the institution of slavery in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the irony of continued slavery even after the slave trade had been outlawed. He noted that some slaveholders inherited slaves from their parents, and continued using "domestic" slave labor even though it was against the law to bring more slaves into the country. England was blamed for starting it, but the U.S. had to be held accountable for continuing this practice.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,001 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: NonConformist

Overview of a lengthy speech given before an audience of between 2,000 and 3,000 people in Worcester, England, on the cruelties and horrors of slavery in the U.S., a country that was founded on freedom. (Speech 10137 is a duplicate of this speech.) (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 674 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech acknowledging the emancipation of the French people from tyranny and slavery during the revolutions of 1848. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

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

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech encouraging the backing of the Irish people in the abolition of slavery in the U.S. The speaker compared the liberation of slaves to the liberation of the Irish Catholic people by Daniel O'Connell.

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

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered before a large meeting in London regarding the status of the anti-slavery movement in the U. S. The speaker was responding to another speaker who insisted that the free people of color living in the eastern states had a better life than those enslaved in the south.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,788 word document (text and images)

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