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Title: John Sweat Rock

Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the influence the question of abolition has on decisions being made within the government during the Civil War. The speaker expressed his views about the war and its possible outcome.

Description of file(s): PDF 17 page, 5,123 word document (text and images)

Title: John Sweat Rock

Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

Brief overview of a speech regarding the refusal of the government to arm and accept as soldiers African Americans during the Civil War. This situation would alter as the war neared its end.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 440 word document (text and images)

Title: John V. DeGrasse

Speaker or author: DeGrasse, John V., 1817-ca.1866

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of brief acceptance speech delivered after the speaker was presented with a portrait of John T. Hilton.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 262 word document (text and image)

Title: Philip A. Bell

Speaker or author: Bell, Philip A.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Brief speech comparing Jewish slavery with American slavery. The speaker emphasized the Biblical history of slavery. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 348 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Morris

Speaker or author: Morris, Robert, 1823-1882

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given after presentation of a portrait of John T. Hilton was given to the Masonic Lodge. The speaker stressed that while this was "...our first effort to transmit to posterity a portrait of any of our public men...", he regretted that portraits of other African American heroes had not been included in this effort.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,095 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Green

Speaker or author: Green, Samuel, Rev.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief overview of an anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience with slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 417 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Journal of Negro History, Volume xxvii (January, 1942) No. 1, pp. 216-218

A brief speech taken from a longer one delivered in London offering an overview of the beginning of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,244 word document (text and images)

Title: T. H. Hubbard

Speaker or author: Hubbard, T. H.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Speech given in celebration of the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies, and the recent emancipation of Washington, DC. The speaker emphasized that the time had come to completely end slavery forever.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 1,968 word document (text and images)

Title: William Cooper Nell

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered at a commemoration of the death of Crispus Attucks, the first man killed at the beginning of the American Revolution. The speaker expressed his views about the causes of the current civil war and his beliefs in a positive resolution to the fighting.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 674 word document (text and images)

Title: William Davis

Speaker or author: Davis, William A., fl. 1862-1864

Newspaper or publication: Oberlin Evangelist

Overview of a narrative about one man's experience with slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 518 word document (text and images)

Title: William Thomas Catto

Speaker or author: Catto, William T.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Overview of brief speech denouncing the idea of freed slaves colonizing Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 156 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker addresses the question of what to do with the slaves if they are freed. Although some people had cautioned that the slaves would be lost without slavery, the speaker offered various examples of how they would be and aleady were capable of prospering as free citizens.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 4,233 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker addressed the issue of the competence and intellectual abilities of African Americans. He offered a rebuttal on the idea that freed slaves would be unable to take care of themselves. He emphasized a historical perspective on the intellectual ability of the Negro race to not only survive but to prosper independent of European influence.

Description of file(s): PDF 14 page, 3,770 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the question of expatriation and what to do with freed slaves once the Civil War was over. The speaker believed that slavery would end with the end of the war, but he could see the potential problems in a future society including newly freed slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,757 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech addressing the issue of emancipation for the slaves and the struggle within the government regarding how to handle this issue.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,202 word document (text and images)

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