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Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: British Banner

Brief speech delivered while seconding a resolution for continued missionary efforts in Ireland.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 350 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Overview of a sermon given on the benefits of missionary work being done by the Church in Canada. The speaker asked his congregation to be generous in donating money to this cause.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,274 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech delivered to second a motion put forward during the meeting that slavery "...is a sin and a crime before God." The speaker praised England for the having the courage to abolition slavery and encouraging other European countries to do the same.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,095 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: NonConformist

Brief speech regarding the fate of fugitive slaves who had escaped into Canada. The speaker noted that these fugitives were beyond the help of abolitionists living in the U.S. He asked that the British government get involved with the abolitionists' efforts since black British seamen were being seized and sold into slavery under new U.S. laws.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 199 word document (text and image)

Title: Sojourner Truth

Speaker or author: Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Impassioned speech regarding the injustices of slavery and prejudice. (Includes mp3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 378 word document (text and images)

Title: Stephen Pembroke

Speaker or author: Pembroke, Stephen

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Anecdotal speech given regarding the speaker's experience with slavery and subsequent escape.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 702 word document (text and images)

Title: Stephen Pembroke

Speaker or author: Pembroke, Stephen

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience with slavery and subsequent escape. (Stephen Pembroke is the brother of Rev. J. W. C. Pennington, a well-known black abolitionist and speaker.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 675 word document (text and images)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered to welcome home William Wells Brown who returned from England a free man after being rescued from slavery and fugitive status by "British philanthropy."

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 570 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

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

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech offering examples of the cruelty and injustice the speaker had experienced and heard of resulting from racial prejudice. The speaker said he agreed with the resolution that slavery was a "sin and crime against God."

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,372 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Impassioned speech delivered on the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker stressed that while this was a cause to celebrate, the continuation of slavery in the U.S. was evidence that there was still more work to be done. The speaker emphasized the history of the fight for freedom that accompanied the history of slavery. He stresssed that slavery was not vanquished until both issues were resolved.

Description of file(s): PDF 25 page, 5,747 word document (text and images)

Title: William P. Newman

Speaker or author: Newman, William P., fl. 1854

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Brief speech addressing the importance of social occasions that bring together people of all races for entertainment and companionship.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,048 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Lengthy speech regarding the injustices of slavery. The speaker noted that even though he is of mixed blood (his father, a slave-owner), he has known the cruelties and injustices of slavery. He called for an end to this system of human abuse.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 2,981 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker related a personal experience with American prejudice against color and how this attitude changed once white Americans set foot on European soil. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 254 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Eloquent speech regarding the sanctioning of slavery given by the Church and government in the U.S. The speaker used the metaphor of passengers on a ship to encourage his audience to band together to continue the fight for freedom. (Speech 15952 is duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 928 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Manchester Examiner and Times

Speech delivered before a British audience denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law, and emphasizing the irony of a country founded on freedom continuing to depend on and encourage slave labor.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 3,290 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 speech given upon the speaker's return to the U.S. from five years spent in England as a fugitive from slavery. Although the speaker was saddened by the continued efforts to enforce slavery in the U.S., he felt hopeful that complete abolition of slavery would soon be realized. (Includes MP3 audio file.) (Speech 15831 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 216 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given on the return of the speaker to the U.S. from England where he had been living as a fugitive from slavery. The speaker commended Great Britain for abolishing the slave trade and hoped that this action would inspire the U.S. to follow the same path.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,124 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of a brief speech dwelling mostly on the effects of prejudice towards the people of color in the northern states. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 169 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech regarding the negative image the American slaveholders and pro-slavery representatives offer people in Europe who judge all Americans by those they meet. The speaker (whose father was a slaveholder and his mother a slave) stressed the irony of a country founded on freedom that still maintained the institution of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,429 word document (text and images)

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