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Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Overview of anecdotal speech regarding one man's escape from slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 470 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Advocate

Speech denouncing the doctrine of "Compensated Emancipation."

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 533 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker emphasized that he was not in favor of dissolving the union. He was in favor of ending slavery at all costs, however, including revolution.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,575 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Printed Copy -- Rhode Island Historical Society -- Newspaper Clipping File

The speaker encouraged a defiant attitude of the convention attendees to the continuation of slavery. He denounced the recent Dred Scott decision, and called for the state of Massachusetts to take action towards total emancipation in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 206 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker asked for all present to agree that the government had become a conspiracy against freedom. He read an excerpt from a southern newspaper demonstrating the fear of emancipated slaves that the southern states held, and that they used to continue slavery there. He expressed that recent government legislation was compelling those who were fighting for emancipation to take a more radical approach.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,438 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech in which the speaker expressed his appreciation for being able to speak freely at the convention. The speaker emphasized his belief that slaves should be able to obtain their freedom even if it took a revolution to do so.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 205 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the military history of black war heroes relating stories of their heroism. The speaker also addressed the court case that led to the emancipation of England and the British West Indies.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,157 word document (text and images)

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