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Title: Benjamin Stanley

Speaker or author: Stanley, Benjamin, fl. 1850

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Overview of speech offered in protest of the Fugitive Slave Bill that was contributing to the kidnapping of nominally free black citizens of New York. The speaker suggested armed resistance to those who would attempt to rob them of their freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 458 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

Overview of speech offered in protest of the Fugitive Slave Bill that was contributing to the kidnapping of nominally free black citizens of New York. Emphasis is placed on the recent experience of James Hamlet, who escaped after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 225 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Continuation of welcome to George Thompson (see speech 11054) upon his visit to Boston. The speaker stressed that prejudice was the "chief enemy of his race" and that he was unaffected by prejudice while in Great Britain.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 198 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech welcoming George Thompson (who was instrumental in the emancipation of the British West Indies) to Boston. The speaker stressed the differences in public understanding and response to heritage and racial prejudice.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 822 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech encouraging "nominally free" African Americans to not give up hope for the abolition of slavery. He urged them to not purchase pro-slavery newspapers and to help themselves overcome the oppression of prejudice. He emphasized that there was a feeling of lethargy and complacency among them that only helped to strengthen the pro-slavery forces.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 484 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 offered in response to a speech given by abolitionist William Henry Burleigh regarding the contradiction of the moral injustice, yet financial incentive of continuing slavery. Mr. Remond offered his own views on this idea of legal and moral contradiction.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 804 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Reason

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

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen

Brief speech by Charles Reason, professor at New York Central College describing the college and the area surrounding its location.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 179 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles W. Gardner

Speaker or author: Gardner, Charles

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Overview of speech offered in protest of the Fugitive Slave Bill that was contributing to the kidnapping of nominally free black citizens of New York. Emphasis was placed on the recent legislative efforts of Daniel Webster. (Speech 10898(b) is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 347 word document (text and images)

Title: Edward V. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Edward V.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Overview of speech offered in protest of the Fugitive Slave Bill that was contributing to the kidnapping of nominally free black citizens of New York. The speaker suggested not opposing the law violently (as had been suggested by other speakers that day) but by being secret about activities to assist fugitives.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 263 word document (text and image)

Title: George T. Downing

Speaker or author: Downing, George T. (George Thomas), 1819-1903

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Overview of speech offered in protest of the Fugitive Slave Bill that was contributing to the kidnapping of nominally free black citizens of New York. The speaker was responding to a story of the recent experience of James Hamlet, who escaped after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 289 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing Daniel Webster's position on slavery and his recent speech regarding fugitive slaves. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 669 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Gateshead Observer

Brief speech given in England in which the speaker encouraged his audience to purchase and use only free-labor produced goods and boycott slave-labor produced goods. He emphasized that boycotting slave-produced goods would aid in the fight towards emancipation of the slaves in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 226 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: British Friend

Speaker expressed his appreciation for all the kindness he and his fellow travelers had received in England and Germany.

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

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill and recounting brief stories of those who escaped to freedom in Canada. He noted that slaveholders were not open to reason or compassion when it came to the question of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 681 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Gateshead Observer

Passionate speech regarding the suffering of human beings under slavery in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the abuses and injustices inflicted upon "... as many human beings held in bondage in the United States as there were inhabitants...in all Scotland."

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,246 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Gateshead Observer

Speech delivered in England encouraging the "...consumption of free-labour in preference to slave-labour products." The speaker explained the current designation the U.S. uses of either slave-holding or non-slave-holding when bringing new states into the union.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 863 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Brief speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill. The speaker also encouraged his audience to buy "free-labor" goods instead of those produced by slave labor.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 436 word document (image and text)

Title: Hezekiah Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Expressive and dramatic speech regarding the continuation of American slavery long after the British had emancipated the West Indies. The speaker emphasized the historical movements of humanity towards freedom and liberty that he believed would always triumph.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 2,857 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Review of a speech calling for unconditional emancipation of slaves in the U.S. in similar fashion to the way slaves were freed in Egypt. The speaker disagreed with the idea of financial compensation of the slaveholders for each freed slave.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,100 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Kelso Chronicle

Speech regarding the injustices of the Fugitive Slave Law. The speaker read a warrant for the return of one fugitive slave that offered a reward of $125 for his safe return or $150 for the return of his "head."

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,526 word document (text and images)

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