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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

The speaker expressed opposition to the recently passed Fugitive Slave law and emphasized that slavery was a "...disposition on the part of the strong and selfish to use and employ the weak and miserable part of creation as their own instruments...." The speaker felt that the only remedy for this situation was to improve and elevate the condition of the race. He believed that a type of colonization of Africa based in missionary work was the answer, although he expressed that this was not related to a scheme to remove the race from the U.S. as some believed.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 936 word document (text and images)

Title: Alfred M. Green

Speaker or author: Green, Alfred M.

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of a rousing speech denouncing laws against freedom that were being enacted across the country. The speaker pays particular attention to encouraging the repeal of the Personal Liberty Law.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 382 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

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

Brief speech expressing the speaker's agreement that the U. S. government is based on a pro-slavery ideal.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 396 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of brief speech given in celebration of the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker was enthusiastic about the future and the potential for total emancipation in the U.S. He praised the efforts of the abolitionists and condemned the idea of colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 203 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Brief overview of a speech expressing an appreciation for the endurance of African Americans who were dealing with the cruelties of slavery and prejudice. The speaker encouraged them to defend their rights even if it meant being "traitors" to the government.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 156 word document (text and image)

Title: David Jenkins

Speaker or author: Jenkins, David

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

Brief introduction speech given at the opening of the convention. The speaker briefly stated his continued devotion to the goal of total emancipation and well being for all enslaved people.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 238 word document (text and image)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

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

Speech given in response to a resolution offered at the convention. The speaker denounced the Fugitive Slave Law and expressed his belief that the "... Constitution of the United States is pro-slavery...."

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 773 word document (text and images)

Title: H. M. Williams

Speaker or author: Williams, H. M., fl. 1852

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Brief speech denouncing the goals of the Colonization Society and its push to colonize Liberia with nominally free black citizens.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 144 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

Speech regarding the damage slaveholding in the U.S. had done not only to humanity, but to the U.S. and everything it stood for. The speaker emphasized that worst among the negative impact slavery has succeeded in having on the U.S. in this respect are the efforts of the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,038 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law, and focusing on the efforts of the Church in the continuation of the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 882 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech before a British audience condemning slavery in the U.S. The speaker pointed out the irony of the American stance on freedom when it continued to enslave millions of people. He also praised the work of British abolitionists.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,445 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Belfast Newsletter

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law and emphasizing its cruelty and potential to contribute to continued prejudice. The speaker emphasized that the Irish who were immigrating to the U.S. by the hundreds could offer tremendous aid in abolishing slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,217 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

Brief speech outlining the conditions under which the slaves in the U.S. were living. The speaker emphasized the roles the Church and the continued purchasing of slave-produced products in England were playing in continuing the institution of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 282 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law, emphasizing its inhumanity and injustice.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 901 word document

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Speech before a British audience condemning the Fugitive Slave Law and slavery in the U.S. The speaker pointed out the irony of the American stance on freedom when it continued to enslave millions of people.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,131 word document (text and images)

Title: J. L. Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, J. L., fl. 1852

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Brief speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill and encouraging listeners to oppose it.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 188 word document (text and images)

Title: John Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, John, fl. 1854

Newspaper or publication: Plymouth and Devonport Weekly Journal

Narrative regarding the life of John Brown and his experiences growing up as a slave.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,808 word document (text and images)

Title: John G. Britton

Speaker or author: Britton, John G.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Foner and Walker, Eds.

Brief introductory speech regarding what the speaker believed were the important factors affecting African Americans at that point in time. These included voting rights, colonization, and the migration of fugitive slaves to Canada. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 562 word document (text and images)

Title: John Mercer Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

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

Eloquent comment denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law. The speaker noted that a just law "...commands what is right, and prohibits what is wrong," and that the Fugitive Slave Law has made a mockery of this basic tenet.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 307 word document (text and image)

Title: Josiah Henson

Speaker or author: Henson, Josiah

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech praising the education offered to those of African descent in England, emphasizing the work of the Sunday School Union there.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 997 word document (text and images)

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