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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Lengthy speech describing the current situation in the new colony of Monrovia in Liberia, Africa. The speaker emphasized the positive aspects of an abundance of natural resources, a freedom based society and a just government available there. (speech 23971 is a duplicate of this speech)

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 4,524 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: African Repository

The speaker stressed the benefits of immigration to Liberia by free African Americans. He emphasized the potential for riches, quality education, and peaceful freedom that were available in Liberia.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 550 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: African Repository

Overview of speech regarding the benefits of living in Liberia. The speaker painted a picture of a booming civilization with natural abundance and potential for economy growth and prosperity.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,020 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

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

Overview of speech given in response to the speaker's welcome back to New York from his new home in Africa. The speaker emphasizes the positive condition of the new Liberian society he is helping to establish there.

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

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: African Repository

Lengthy speech describing the current conditions in Africa, the new colony in Monrovia and in Liberia. The speaker emphasized the abundance of natural resources, the stability of the freedom based government, and the availability of education to everyone. (Speech 24099 is a duplicate of this speech. Speech 24140 offers another version of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 5,852 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Speech emphasizing the benefits of colonization in Africa. The speaker listed each benefit and positive feature of Africa in a very rational and pragmatic way emphasizing trade, economics, education and Christian missionary work that have improved the colonized areas.

Description of file(s): PDF 25 page, 6,423 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: African Repository

The speaker encouraged immigration to Liberia for former slaves. He emphasized the future potential awaiting free African Americans in Africa that would not only benefit the country, but benefit the race.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 276 word document (text and image)

Title: Ebenezer D. Bassett

Speaker or author: Bassett, Ebenezer D., 1833-1908

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

Overview of a science lecture given on Carbon to students of the Institute for Colored Youth. The speaker is the principal at the institute. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 313 word document (text and images)

Title: Edward Wilmot Blyden

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

Newspaper or publication: African Repository

Speech describing the geographical and cultural aspects of Ethiopia, Liberia and other explored areas of Africa. The speaker encouraged an evangelical approach to colonization of Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 18 page, 7,230 word document (text and images)

Title: Emeline Sullivan

Speaker or author: Sullivan, Emeline

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

Brief overview of a lecture regarding the benefits of "mental improvement." The speaker gives illustrations of lives that have benefited from education.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 184 word document (text and image)

Title: George Thomas Downing

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

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Speech denouncing the colonization efforts of the U.S. with regard to both the American Colonization Society and the African Civilization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 288 word document (text and image)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

The speaker said he believed the first element of success for African Americans was establishing a "nationality." His approach to the abolition of slavery was philosophical. Slavery was not rational in his view and slaveholders, he believed, must come to realize this.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,294 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)

The speaker approves of the civilization goals of the African Aid Society that proposes to move black families from Canada to Africa. He believes this offers a postive way to improve the lives of all concerned, and provide England with a different source for cotton. Like many abolitionists, he believes that slavery is mainly continued in the U.S. based on the money made from the production of cotton.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,360 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 a brief speech encouraging continued patriotism while still demanding full emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 296 word document (text and images)

Title: James R. W. Leonard

Speaker or author: Leonard, James R. W.

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

The speaker emphasizes the hopeful spirit and energy of the youth among them who would carry on the efforts toward freedom. He also compliments Mrs. Henry Highland Garnet on her accomplishments.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 471 word document (text and images)

Title: John Anderson

Speaker or author: Anderson, John, b. 1831?

Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe

Brief anecdotal speech regarding one man's escape from slavery. (Speech 24147 is a duplicate of this speech.) (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 367 word document (text and images)

Title: John B. Smith

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

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

Commentary on a speech given to encourage African Americans to immigrate to Africa or Hayti. The commentator believes the speaker made deliberate exaggerations in order to make money off the plight of the slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 566 word document (text and images)

Title: John Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, John, fl. 1854

Newspaper or publication: West Briton

Overview of an anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience and escape from slavery. The speaker found himself without support in England and was telling his story to earn funds to return to Canada.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 595 word document (text and images)

Title: John Mercer Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

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

Patriotic speech urging patience while waiting for what the speaker believes is the inevitability of the end of slavery. The speaker emphasizes the duty of all citizens to defend their country and to fight heroically. He believes that England, France and the entire civilized world are expecting the U.S. to end slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 635 word document (text and images)

Title: John Sella Martin

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker praised George Thompson for his accomplishments on behalf of African Americans. He compared the treatment of the slave in the northern states with the treatment of the slave in the southern states and concluded that African Americans were treated better in the south.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 711 word document (text and images)

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