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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- British Library

Lengthy sermon regarding the history of slavery, the abuses suffered by slaves in the U.S., and the necessity for evangelizing (and colonizing) Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 40 page, 14,207 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Overview of speech regarding the conditions of African Americans given before an English audience. The speaker stressed the appeal of England to those of African descent.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,635 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles L. Reason

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

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Speech dedicating a library for the Institute for Colored Youth stressing the benefits of education to the elevation of the race.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,096 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

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

Brief speech supporting a resolution that denounced slaveholding. He emphasized that education was the key to ending the contradiction evident in a country established in freedom but depending for its survival on slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 491 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Advocate

Brief remarks regarding recent events that the speaker said were encouraging regarding the struggle towards freedom for the slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 133 word document (text and image)

Title: Edmund Kelly

Speaker or author: Kelly, Edmund, b. 1818

Newspaper or publication: Freeman's Journal

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience within the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 356 word document (text and images)

Title: Edumund Kelly

Speaker or author: Kelly, Edmund, b. 1818

Newspaper or publication: Freeman's Journal

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience with slavery. Although his father was Irish, his mother's race determined his condition as property of a slaveholder.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 745 word document (text and images)

Title: John J. Gaines

Speaker or author: Gaines, John J.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Speech describing the effects of prejudice in the U.S. on living arrangements and education.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 872 word document (text and images)

Title: John Mercer Langston

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Speech regarding the inhumanity of slavery, emphasizing the government backing the institution of slavery receives that keeps it strongly in place.

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

Title: Peter Humphries Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Brief speech given as the speaker addressed the school board committee in Cincinnati regarding his dismissal on charges of atheism.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 220 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

The speaker described the injustices suffered by the nominally free black citizens along with the fugitive slaves in a society that continues to stress slavery over justice and humanity. He noted the irony in the fact that the free black citizen must pay school taxes even though he is not allowed to send his children to the school where his tax money is spent.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 419 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Ottawa Public Archives, Colonial Church and School Society, Occasional Paper, No. 1, February, 1854, pp. 8-10

Extract from a speech regarding the flight of fugitive slaves to Canada and the freedom that they've found there.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,732 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

Speech describing the injustices of slavery in the U.S. that the speaker said were instigated by the clergy. He offered a couple of examples of how the Church was silently advocating and blatantly practicing racial prejudice during their services.

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

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Detailed account of the history of the Negro race including historical and current accomplishments. The speaker quoted sources who trace humanity itself to origins in Africa, and he stresses the ability of African Americans to accomplish more than they are given credit for.

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 3,903 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief overview of a speech given in England regarding the speaker's views on racial prejudice, liberty, freedom, and justice.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 591 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech regarding the irony of slavery in a country that is founded on freedom and liberty. The speaker asked for donations to support the fugitive slaves who were living in Canada.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,015 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: NonConformist

Speech delivered in London before the Colonial Missionary Society reporting on the speaker's experiences in Canada and the clerical work being done there.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,027 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

Speech given as an appeal to the British people for help in supporting fugitive slaves who were escaping from the U.S. The speaker noted that land in England was being set aside to provide for this effort. (Speech 14262 is a duplicate of this speech.)

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

Title: Sojourner Truth

Speaker or author: Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker delivered an entertaining speech emphasizing a focus on love and strength of character in overcoming adversity. She told about her experiences with slavery, and stressed that she was for women's rights and against colonization. (Includes mp3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 892 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before an English audience regarding the inhumanity and abuses of slavery in America. The speaker noted that he felt no prejudice in England, but gave examples of how his life is affected by prejudice in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,982 word document (text and images)

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