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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

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

Lengthy sermon regarding the important role of God and religion in government. The speaker addressed issues of slavery and society throughout the history of the world.

Description of file(s): PDF 21 page, 5,823 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the speaker's belief that slaves fleeing to Canada were making a mistake. He said that he found just as much prejudice there as in the U.S. and it seemed to him that the black people were perpetuating this themselves.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 564 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech comparing the fugitive slave rescue experiences in Syracuse with similar rescues in Boston. The speaker stressed that injustices and prejudices are not only prevalent in both cities, but in the entire country.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 754 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- E. G. Bormann, Ed., Forerunners of Black Power, p. 166-173

Speech delivered amidst fears of the dissolution of the Union based on racial tension and issues of hatred and slavery. (Speech 15303 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 3,293 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of speech given in response to another speaker's comment that prejudice to color in the U.S. was the same as prejudice to caste in European countries. The speaker disagreed with this since he believed that black Americans were treated far worse than lower caste citizens in other countries.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 457 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker praised the action of William Lloyd Garrison in burning the U. S. Constitution to make a point about the injustice of slavery.

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

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Syracuse Journal

Brief speech denouncing the goals of the American Colonization Society; and recounting a personal experience with prejudice.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 164 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speaker commented on the comparison Frederick Douglass made between the rescue of William "Jerry" Henry in Syracuse and the case of the fugitive Anthony Burns in Boston.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 204 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech in which the speaker noted that he'd rather have been born a slave than be born a white man who bowed down to do the bidding of the southern slaveholder. He felt that white men who would behave this way were of lower caste than slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 211 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 emphasizing how the "evils of slavery" had effected everyone in the U.S., and not just those in the southern states.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 132 word document (text and image)

Title: Emmanuel Morris

Speaker or author: Morris, Emmanuel, waiter

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Brief speech delivered by a black waiter during a meeting of "colored citizens of St. Catharines." The speaker stressed the prejudice and insults he and other hotel employees had suffered from both employers and customers.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 158 word document (text and image)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Historical Society -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech in reply to John Mercer Langston who the speaker accuses of not being clear regarding his support of colonization. The speaker argues for immigration as a solution to the questions that arise regarding the nominally free people living in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 18 page, 5,605 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of speech stressing the silent compliance of the Church regarding the issue of slavery. He noted that by their lack of action, both Church and politicians have in this way encouraged the continuation of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 780 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- American Baptist Historical Society -- Pamphlet Collection

Sermon given during a meeting of the New York Central College Association stressing the law of God as greater government for human beings than the law of man.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,428 word document (text and images)

Title: R. R. Raymond

Speaker or author: Raymond, R. R., Rev.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech given before the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society regarding the cruelties of slavery and the suffering of those enslaved. The speaker noted the importance of the role of women in the effort to end slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 424 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Eloquent speech in which the speaker reinforced the precepts of the abolitionists' cause. He said that philanthropy would help abolition by providing the energy to express: "...I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard."

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,385 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: British Banner

Speech given before a British audience explaining the fugitive slave's flight to freedom in Canada. The speaker noted the benefits that Canada offered to the fleeing slave compared with the harsh life of slavery. (Speech 15032 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,498 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Speech regarding the horrors of slavery, and the benefits of missionary work in spreading Christianity and helping the slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,639 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Manchester Examiner and Times

Speech against the precepts of the Fugitive Slave Law. The speaker noted that there were some church denominations that countenanced slavery and that this discouraged abolition in the U.S. (Speech 15626 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 293 word document (text and image)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

The speaker addressed a meeting called to form a local anti-slavery society in Essex, England. He stressed that one way to end slavery was to refuse to purchase slave-labor produced goods. (Speech 15734 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 107 word document (text and image)

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