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Title: John Sella Martin

Speaker or author: Martin, J. Sella (John Sella), b. 1832

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief overview of a speech delivered before an English audience and addressing the criticism by the British of the Civil War. The speaker emphasized that slavery was worse than war and therefore freedom was worth fighting for.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 212 word document (text and image)

Title: John Sella Martin

Speaker or author: Martin, J. Sella (John Sella), b. 1832

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Monthly

Speech delivered before an English audience explaining in general terms the causes and possible outcome of the Civil War. The speaker placed emphasis on the injustice of laws like the Fugitive Slave Law that were being passed in the U.S. just before the war began.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,285 word document (text and images)

Title: Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs

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

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

Brief overview of a lecture on Geology given at the Institute for Colored Youth.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 279 word document (text and images)

Title: Martin Robison Delany

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

Newspaper or publication: Chatham Tri-Weekly Planet (with portions taken from the Chatham Weekly Planet)

The speaker gave an account of his recent explorations in Liberia including geological and geographical information. He also stressed the kindness, curiosity and willingness to learn of the people he encountered in Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 630 word document (text and images)

Title: Martin Robison Delany

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

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

Brief lecture on Africa in which the speaker notes that he is not attempting to get people to immigrate to Africa, but simply providing information regarding what to expect there.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 147 word document (text and image)

Title: Miss Paulyon

Speaker or author: Paulyon, Miss

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

Overview of a speech regarding one woman's experience with and escape from slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 459 word document (text and images)

Title: Mrs. William H. Butler

Speaker or author: Butler, Mrs. William H.

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

Short speech in which the speaker encourages the members of the Clinton Lyceum to live in harmony and peace as the Civil War continues on around them. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): MP3 spoken word audio recording

Title: Robert Campbell

Speaker or author: Campbell, Robert, of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

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

The speaker discusses his travels into Central Africa. The newspaper emphasizes that learning as much as possible about Africa is important and that the lecture is not offered to encourage immigration to Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 228 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Campbell

Speaker or author: Campbell, Robert, of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

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

Speech encouraging young African American men to consider settling in Africa. The speaker's message is subtle and couched in terms of exploration and racial pride.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 288 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief speech in which the speaker expressed his view that it didn't matter how slavery was abolished (through war, governmental interference, rebellion or peaceful means) as long as it was done.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 313 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Advocate

The speaker expressed his doubts that the present government would ever abolish slavery since they refused to allow African Americans to become soldiers. He also pointed out that the Dred Scott decision demonstrated the government's true position on the idea of emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 269 word document (text and image)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Dumfries and Galloway Courier

Brief overview of speech urging total abstinence of "intoxicating drink."

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 146 word document (text and image)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Derbyshire Courier

Overview of a speech delivered before an English audience regarding the plight of the slave in America, a country founded on freedom. The speaker offered anecdotes from her own life and the lives of slaves to demonstrate the cruelty and inhumanity of slavery. She asked for the support of the English people in the fight for universal emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,329 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser

Speech delivered before an English audience describing the history and injustices of slavery in the U. S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 790 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Non Conformist

Brief overview of speech regarding the status of the slaves as the U. S. entered the Civil War. The speaker noted that the southern states couldn't "hold" the slaves and the northern states didn't want them. She felt that it was better to be at war over this issue than to allow things to continue as they were.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 295 word document (text and image)

Title: Thomas M. Kinnaird

Speaker or author: Kinnard, T. M. (Thomas M.)

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Speech held to raise funds to benefit John Anderson, a fugitive slave who had recently arrived in London from Canada. The speaker asked his listeners to donate money to erect a church and school for African Americans, and to help the fugitive slave in his care.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 165 word document (text and image)

Title: Thomas M. Kinnard

Speaker or author: Kinnard, T. M. (Thomas M.)

Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe

Speech given in England relating the prejudice that was forming towards the escaped slaves who had settled in Canada. The speaker believed that the American government had placed people in Canada in an attempt to influence a prejudicial government there that didn't reflect the ideals of freedom that British rule had in place. The speaker was most concerned with the prejudice infiltrating the church. He believed that education was the only hope to prevent the damage prejudice could do.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 401 word document (text and images)

Title: William Cooper Nell

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech honoring the martyrdom of Crispus Attucks, the first person to die in the Revolutionary War of 1776. The speaker offered the patriotism of Attucks act that day as an example of an expression of loyalty and deep love of country that all African Americans are capable of demonstrating.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 407 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

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

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Brief overview of speech in which the speaker addressed the issue of fugitive slaves who had escaped to England. He urged these fugitives to be careful to follow British law and to be on guard for kidnappers.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 163 word document (text and image)

Title: William Howard Day

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Birmingham, England -- Public Library

The speaker presented an overview of the goals of the African Aid Society to help fugitive slaves who had escaped to Canada immigrate to Africa. He blamed the over-reliance on the economic value of cotton for continued slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 374 word document (text and image)

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