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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 abuses suffered by African Americans due to racial prejudice. The speaker noted that while he loved his country, he couldn't deny the fact of America's inhumanity regarding racial discrimination. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,555 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

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

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Times

The speaker offered his views on the ways in which the African race had distinguished itself over countless generations as a race focused on morality and love of mankind. He denounced plans regarding the colonization of Siberia with nominally free black citizens, and emphasized the love of America that was pervasive among the African American people. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,590 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

Speech given before a legislative committee to request the formation of an independent militia of black citizens. The speaker gave a detailed account of his request and logical reasoning for granting it.

Description of file(s): PDF 21 page, 8,061 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech offering encouragement regarding the end of slavery. The speaker emphasized that slavery cannot continue because it goes against the truth offered in two propositions he put forth: "First no man can hold property in man. Secondly, any system that makes merchandize of humanity, should be immediately abolished." He noted that no one, not even the slaveholders, could deny these truths.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,175 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech stressing the irony of slavery in a country founded on freedom and the precepts of the Declaration of Independence.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 676 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech regarding the omission of the black citizen in the Declaration of Independence and the law providing for the formation of the militia. The speaker uses these as examples of how the black citizen is not included or accepted in the United States as part of the union.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,051 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Overview of a speech given in London regarding the continuation of slavery in the U.S. The speaker said that slavery would never end as long as the Church continued to condone it.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 279 word document (text and image)

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