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Title: Davis D. Turner

Speaker or author: Turner, Davis D.

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

The speaker points out the changes occurring in the U.S. over the question of slavery. He uses the recent events surrounding the execution of John Brown and South Carolina's threat to secede after the election of Abraham Lincoln as examples.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 197 word document (text and image)

Title: John Turner

Speaker or author: Turner, John, Rev., of Leavenworth, Kan.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Foner and Walker, Eds. -- Proceedings of the Black State Conventions 1840-1865, (1980) Vol. 2, pp. 232-238

Short speech in which the speaker expressed his belief that education and a striving for excellence were key to the future success of all African Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 415 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel H. Davis

Speaker or author: Davis, Samuel H.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Bell, Ed. Minutes and Proceedings of the National Negro Conventions

Excerpt of lengthy speech delivered before the National Convention of Colored Citizens held at Buffalo, New York. The speech addresses issues of slavery, abolition, and the plight of free African Americans. The speaker said he wished not to focus on grievances but rather on how all Americans of every race can live together better. Emphasis is placed on the moral and political condition of African Americans at that time.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 2,338 word document (text and images)

Title: William A. Davis

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker emphasized that while it seemed as if slavery was coming to an end, the work for civil rights for African Americans was just beginning. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 282 word document

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)

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