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Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- State Historical Society of Wisconsin -- Pamphlet Collection

Eloquent speech delivered before a court about to pronounce sentence on the speaker for his actions in working against the Fugitive Slave Law. After his impassioned call for reason, justice, and humanity in the exercising of the Fugitive Slave Law, the speaker was fined $100 and sentenced to 20 days in jail.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 4,108 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of speech given on the day John Brown was executed. The speaker praised John Brown as an exceptional man. He said that John Brown had been "murdered" by the American people.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 343 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker denounced the "Two Years' Amendment" that Massachusetts had established. The amendment stated that immigrants must wait two years before they can vote. The speaker emphasized that while the Democratic Party had compared this with the fact that black citizens could vote after one year, both of these stipulations were prejudicial.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 239 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker noted the unsettled atmosphere of the U.S. as the country heads for war. The speaker was responding in part to a resolution that William Lloyd Garrison offered that emphasized adopting the motto, "No Union with Slaveholders."

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,078 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief eulogy to the memory of the late president of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, emphasizing his efforts toward the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 463 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Impassioned speech defending the speaker's assertion that the U.S. government is composed of "liars and hypocrites" who dare to celebrate the July 4th freedom of a nation which continues to hold millions of enslaved people.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 806 word document (text and images)

Title: Edward Wilmot Blyden

Speaker or author: Blyden, Edward Wilmot, 1832-1912.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Lynch, Black Spokesman: Selected Writings of Edward Wilmot Blyden, pp. 67-75

-- Copyright Permission Pending -- Eulogy given for the Reverend John Day tracing his life through childhood to death, emphasizing his challenges and triumphs. The speaker focused on the Reverend's impact on the world around him and his influence in the work for the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,731 word document (text and images)

Title: George T. Downing

Speaker or author: Downing, George T. (George Thomas), 1819-1903

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech denouncing the African Civilization Project. The speaker believed this was similar to the American Colonization Society project and just one more way of making money using African American labor.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 391 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Speech denouncing the words and political actions of Charles "Pat" O'Conor when speaking against emancipation of U.S. slaves. The speaker said that he would have assumed the Negro race would have had a friend in Charles "Pat" O'Conor since he was from Ireland. However, O'Conor had cautioned the U.S. government that freed slaves would turn against the white population.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 586 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Impassioned speech given to honor the sacrifice of John Brown who was executed on this day. The speaker praises John Brown's life, although he notes that he didn't agree with his methods. He believes that John Brown was martyred in the name of freedom and justice.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 600 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of speech regarding the participation of the Church in the continuation of slavery. The speaker said that the Church not only makes excuses for slavery, but condones it.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 291 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Lively and debated speech in which the speaker defended his position on the colonization of Africa by free people of color. The speaker was for Colonization, but felt that his position on this effort had been misunderstood. (This speech is continued in speech 21063 and these two speeches are combined here.)

Description of file(s): PDF 26 page, 6,279 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry O. Wagoner

Speaker or author: Wagoner, Henry O.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech given honoring Frederick Douglass and his work for the abolition of slavery. The speaker gave an overview of the challenges and triumphs of Douglass' life.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 824 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of speech in which the speaker expressed optimism regarding New England and its acceptance of freed slaves and and people of African descent. The speaker compares this new feeling of brotherhood to that of "old" England. He is encouraged by his recent experiences and feels this is the beginning of positive social change in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 592 word document (text and images)

Title: Jacob C. White, Jr.

Speaker or author: White, Jacob C., d. 1872

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Speech given during the celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker praised this action, although some have seen it as a failure and the ruin of Jamaica.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 854 word document (text and images)

Title: James C. White

Speaker or author: White, James C., Rev.

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of brief speech given to commemorate the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 223 word document (text and image)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Speech denouncing the words and political actions of Charles O'Conor in his opposition of emancipation. The speaker noted that O'Conor had said that "...slavery is 'ordained by nature' and is 'an institution created by nature itself,' which 'carries with it duties for the black man and duties for the white, which duties cannot be performed except by the preservation and perpetuation of the system;' ..."

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 782 word document (text and images)

Title: Jeremiah Powers

Speaker or author: Powers, Jeremiah

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Speech given in response to derogatory remarks made by Charles O'Conor regarding African Americans and slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,168 word document (text and images)

Title: Jermain Wesley Loguen

Speaker or author: Loguen, Jermain Wesley

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of a brief speech in which the speaker called for action to end slavery. He told his audience the action he was taking was to become a "conductor" on the underground railroad.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 195 word document (text and image)

Title: John B. Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, J. B. (John B.), Rev., fl. 1852-1863

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech in which the speaker advocted the African Civilization Project. He emphasized consideration of this endeavor to gain the "...respect of their enemies."

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 195 word document (text and image)

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