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Title: Abner H. Francis

Speaker or author: Francis, Abner H.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech delivered to celebrate the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker recounted the history of slavery, the successes of those who had overcome slavery in the past, and the potential of those abolitionists who he believes will abolish slavery forever after.

Description of file(s): PDF 17 page, 4,145 word document (text and images)

Title: Abner H. Francis

Speaker or author: Francis, Abner H.

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen

Speech given during the presentation of a silver pitcher to Gerrit Smith from the Colored Ladies of Buffalo, New York, to honor his work to abolish slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 920 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Non Conformist

Brief speech regarding the effect the American cotton growers and their slave labor have on the world economy. The speaker called for Britain to stop buying and using products produced with slave labor. (Speech 09789 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 614 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Brief speech encouraging "free-labor produce" in Britain. The speaker explained that the slave-trade would be negatively impacted if Britain stopped purchasing slave-produced products from the U.S. He encouraged Britain to buy only "free-labor" products in order to help abolish slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,135 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Bennet Ray

Speaker or author: Ray, Charles B. (Charles Bennett), 1807-1886

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech against the idea and goals of the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,464 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles L. Reason

Speaker or author: Reason, Charles Lewis, 1818-1893

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech given against the goals of the American Colonization Society and the speaker's belief that colonization of Africa simply offered another type of enslavement to African Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,314 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 following a resolution that the speaker offered emphasizing the lack of funding available to carry out the goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker expressed his belief that the idea to colonize Africa with the "nominally free" African Americans was a scheme to "dupe" the American people out of large sums of money.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,581 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Society

Speech against the plans of the American Colonization Society. The speaker expressed his belief that colonization was inspired by the institution of American slavery as a way of solving the issue of slavery without allowing freed slaves to become members of American society.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,577 word document (text and images)

Title: George Weir, Jr.

Speaker or author: Weir, George, Jr.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Extract from a speech delivered before the Ladies' Literary and Progressive Association of Buffalo, New York, regarding the benefits of education, scientific advancement, and religion in the struggle against slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 3,541 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech against the plans and goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker suggested Canada as an alternate choice for colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,371 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Brief speech regarding the importance of supplying slaves with Bibles. (Speech 09773 is a duplicate of this speech.) (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 630 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Box Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Narrative regarding one man's daring escape from slavery by having himself shipped in a crate from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia and freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 933 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Impatial Citizen

Speech given while presenting a silver pitcher to Gerrit Smith to honor his work for the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 851 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen

Speech against the beliefs and ideas of Frederick Douglass and Charles Lenox Remond. The speaker expressed his opposition to the political views and ideology of these two men regarding religion, slavery, and love of country.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,093 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Baned from the church pulpit, the speaker gave his impassioned address to the gathered crowd from the steps of the church in front of the bolted door. He recounted stories of the abuse and injustices that slaves continued to endure, and emphasized how their lives were lived in terms of property.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,017 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Relatively brief speech regarding the events surrounding what the speaker perceived as misunderstandings regarding the intent of the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,007 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech regarding universal peace, and the avoidance of war. The speaker emphasized that the love of war was not the same as patriotism.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 267 word document (text and image)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Speech delivered in Edinburgh, Scotland regarding the institution of slavery in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the immorality of slavery from a Christian perspective.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,059 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker, a physician at the Coloured Orphan Asylum, gave a presentation of a young African Bushman named Henry who had been recently placed in the orphanage. Mr. Smith gave an overview of Henry's history, the Bushmen tribe he belonged to, and called attention to Henry's mental and physical capacities.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,821 word document (text and images)

Title: John Peck

Speaker or author: Peck, John, of Pittsburgh

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Excerpt from an address on the responsibility of churches in the continuation of prejudice and slavery. The speaker emphasized the implied approval the Church exhibited towards slavery which goes against Christian doctrine.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 940 word document (text and images)

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