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Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker said that prejudice in New York was just as prevelant as it always had been, that no number of resolutions created in any convention could change this. The speaker called for true reform of the current political system in place in free states with regard to prejudice based on color.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 526 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker chastised a white member of the convention who was unwilling to donate money but was willing to occupy time. The speaker noted that while many believed in the anti-slavery notion of the U.S. Constitution, there were few who would actually work towards liberating even one slave.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 337 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker defended the slaveholder against accusations that the slaveholders had created prejudice in the northern states against people of color. The speaker placed the blame instead on the conflict and existing tension between the north and the south.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 331 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech welcoming the return of Parker Pillsbury from his two year trip abroad. The speaker stressed his agreement with Mr. Pillsbury that slaveholders should not be permitted to join the Union (of northern states).

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 668 word document (text and images)

Title: E. A. Booth

Speaker or author: Booth, E. A.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books and Manuscripts

Speech indicating the goals and determination of African Americans living in Nevada County, California. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 479 word document (text and images)

Title: Frederick G. Barbadoes

Speaker or author: Barbadoes, Frederick G.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books and Manuscripts

Speech given as the speaker stepped down as president of the convention. The speaker eloquently and humbly accepted the gratitude of the convention and reminded those members that the struggle towards liberty and freedom continued and required their "eternal vigilance." (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 320 word document (text and images)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books & Manuscripts

Speech discussing the politics of slavery stressing the influence of government and political figures in continuing the institution.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,045 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Connecticut Historical Society -- Pamphlets

The speaker approached the subject of emancipation on the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies. He traced the history of emancipation from the 1700's, and emphasized through example the clever ways some slave holders continued the system without calling it slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 4,467 word document (text and images)

Title: Jonathan C. Gibbs

Speaker or author: Gibbs, Jonathan C. (Jonathan Clarkson), 1831-1874

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Presbyterian Historical Society -- Pamphlets

Lengthy sermon discussing the place of the African American in the ministry. The speaker emphasized the dedication and determination required to answer a divine calling to preach the gospel.

Description of file(s): PDF 19 page, 7,725 word document (text and images)

Title: R. Hall

Speaker or author: Hall, R., of California

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books and Manuscripts

Eloquent speech encouraging the continued efforts of the black citizens of California in the fight for equal rights and freedom (both political and civil).

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 930 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given in welcome and congratuations of Parker Pillsbury on his return to the U.S. The speaker stressed his idea describing "disunion abolitionists" as those who believe slaveholders should not be welcomed into the Union (of northern states).

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 665 word document (text and images)

Title: Thomas Detter

Speaker or author: Detter, Thomas, b. ca. 1826

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books and Manuscripts

The speaker stressed the injustice of a prejudicial court system that refuses the testimony of black citizens in cases involving white citizens.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 432 word document (text and image)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Anecdotal speech relating the hardships of the speaker's escape from slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 908 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Halifax Courier

Speech regarding the current political opinion on the question of continuing slavery in the U.S. by legalizing it in new states. The speaker also related his own experience with slavery and his subsequent escape.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 962 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Huddersfield Examiner

Speech given before an English audience detailing the injustices of the system of slavery in the U.S. The speaker stressed the lack of legal representation or recourse available to slaves, emphasizing that the government was not interested in their welfare.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 2,031 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Advocate

Anecdoatal speech regarding the speaker's encounter with the Reverend Dr. Richard Fuller, a slaveholding minister from South Carolina. The speaker emphasized the kindness and courtesy he had received from Dr. and Mrs. Fuller during his visit. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 609 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the pro-slavery approach taken by Robert Toombs in a recent speech the speaker had attended. The speaker noticed a change in public attitude towards slavery but emphasized that more work was required to put a final end to the system itself.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,365 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker noted that the problem with Rhode Island was the religious dogma evident there that criticized the anti-slavery convention for holding its meetings on Sunday, but lacked the goodness in its ideals to support justice and freedom for humanity.

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

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker notes that "...man cannot inflict upon his fellow-man a greater crime than to enslave him, for by so doing he not only injures his fellow-man, but himself." Emphasis is placed on the horrors of slavery and its contradiction to the ideals of Christianity.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,694 word document (text and images)

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