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Title: Martin Robison Delany

Speaker or author: Delany, Martin Robison, 1812-1885

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Overview of a speech delivered when responding to a question regarding his motivation for exploring Africa. The speaker said he was searching for a suitable place for the immigration of free African Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 496 word document (text and image)

Title: Rev. Mr. Stewart

Speaker or author: Stewart, Rev. Mr.

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

Speech given in response to Henry Highland Garnet's expression of support of the African Civilization Society. The speaker also supported this effort and emphasized the potential for success that this endeavor offered.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 258 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing governmental bias towards prejudical action in the U.S., the colonization of Africa, and the overall injustices that continue to be suffred by African Americans. The speaker emphasized the Dred Scott decision and the establishment of the Fugitive Slave Law.

Description of file(s): PDF 14 page, 3,959 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Advocate

Overview of a speech delivered in Scotland regarding the condition of slavery in the U.S. The speaker stressed the horrors of the continued system of tyranny that was in place. She asked for support for the ongoing fight for freedom. (Speech 22860 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 598 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech delivered before an English audience in which the speaker stressed the irony of slavery in the U.S., a country founded on freedom. She explained the details regarding the Dred Scott decision and the goals of the Fugitive Slave Law.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,128 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Scotsman

Short speech urging women to exert their influence in the cause of temperance.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 71 word document (text and image)

Title: Theodore Gross

Speaker or author: Gross, Theodore, Rev.

Newspaper or publication: Watchman and Weslayan Advertiser

Detailed account of one man's experience with slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,255 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Mr. Jones

Title: Thomas Cordoza

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

Lively and interesting debate regarding the question "Which has sustained the most injustice at the hands of the American people, the American Indian or the Anglo-African?"

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,099 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Maria Pointer

Title: Thomas Pointer

Speaker or author: Pointer, Thomas

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Impassioned speech delivered to the citizens of Ohio asking them to stand up and denounce a law that required the return of fugitive slaves who had entered their state. The speaker asked them to go against an inhumane law for humanity's sake.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,013 word document (text and images)

Title: William Cooper Nell

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech expressing praise for a recent speech given before Congress by Charles Sumner regarding equal school rights for African Americans. The speaker also praised the life and recent death of Reverend Theodore Parker. He emphasized some of Reverend Parker's accomplishments.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 666 word document (text and images)

Title: William Cooper Nell

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech offering a brief biography of the life of Crispus Attucks and his martyrdom at the Boston Massacre in 1770. The speaker included a letter by the grandson of Samuel Maverick, Attucks' master.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,312 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

The speaker proposed that the best way to end slavery is for Europe to boycott cotton grown in the U.S. He advocated that Great Britain and European countries buy cotton grown in Africa instead. This would remove the power of cotton and its contribution to continuing slavery in the U.S. It would also help Liberia to flourish economically.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 297 word document (text and image)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The speaker encourages action for African American suffrage. He suggests that clubs be formed and that lecturers travel across the country to get support for this cause.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 382 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

Overview of a brief speech regarding the current situation in the fight for equal suffrage.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 267 word document (text and images)

Title: William Still

Speaker or author: Still, William, 1821-1902.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Eloquent and rational speech regarding the unique predicament the free black citizens of Pennsylvania found themselves in since they were bordered by three slaveholding states and since the passing of the Fugitive Slave Law created incentive for kidnapping. The speaker emphasized the value of what they, as free black citizens, offered to the rest of the country in terms of example; and what they could do to protect and take care of themselves in emergency situations.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,137 word document (text and images)

Title: William Still

Speaker or author: Still, William, 1821-1902.

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

The speaker stresses that the slave and the free people of color must help themselves to create a better condition for their lives. He emphasizes working towards moral, social, and political integrity in order to ensure success. The speaker believes that hard work, education, and morality are key to achieving the desired results for elevating the race.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 396 word document (text and images)

Title: William Still

Speaker or author: Still, William, 1821-1902.

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

Speech emphasizing the importance of education.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,242 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the history of the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies. The speaker stressed the irony of the continuation of slavery in the U.S., a country founded on freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,387 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Eloquent, knowledgable and intelligent rebuttal to a speech given by William Lowndes Yancey encouraging sucession, state's rights, and a continuation of slavery. Mr. Yancey, as a member of the "fire-eaters" (radical sucessionists) supported and encouraged events that lead up to the Civil War.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,710 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Anecdotal speech with numerous examples illustrating the hardships and irrationality of slavery. The speaker emphasized the prevalence of amalgamation.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 3,489 word document (text and images)

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