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Title: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Speaker or author: Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Eloquent speech regarding the ongoing issue of free versus slave state designation as new states enter the Union. The speaker told of her experience as witness to the continued degradation suffered by slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,277 word document (text and images)

Title: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Speaker or author: Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of speech expressing concern regarding the direction and motivation of Reconstruction efforts under the guidance of President Andrew Johnson.

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

Title: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Speaker or author: Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of speech emphasizing the speaker's concerns regarding national government policy on Reconstruction following the Civil War.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 547 word document (text and images)

Title: Frances Ellen Watkins [Harper]

Speaker or author: Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the continuation of the system of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 666 word document (text and images)

Title: Francis Ellen Watkins Harper

Speaker or author: Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

Brief overview of speech expressing concerns over the direction of national policy after the Civil War and during Reconstruction.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 203 word document (text and image)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Impassioned speech delivered on the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker stressed that while this was a cause to celebrate, the continuation of slavery in the U.S. was evidence that there was still more work to be done. The speaker emphasized the history of the fight for freedom that accompanied the history of slavery. He stresssed that slavery was not vanquished until both issues were resolved.

Description of file(s): PDF 25 page, 5,747 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University -- Widener Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech given before a legislative committee to request the formation of an independent militia of black citizens. The speaker gave a detailed account of his request and logical reasoning for granting it.

Description of file(s): PDF 21 page, 8,061 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe

Overview of brief speech encouraging the black population of Canada to take responsibility for their own lives and future. The speaker encouraged his audience to vote for those he believed would benefit the black citizens of Canada most by working for justice and racial equality.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 414 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing the plans and goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker believes that the real objective of colonization is not the "professed love for the colored man," or a love for Africa, but to protect the institution of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 334 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker stressed that each black citizen must take responsibility for his or her own social, educational and political advancement. He emphasized that the idea of immigrating to Hayti to solve the racial issues they faced in the U.S. and Canada was not the answer.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 834 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Overview of a speech encouraging immigration to Hayti. The speaker emphasized the prejudice and injustice African Americans must endure in this country, and the benefits and immigration incentives available in Hayti.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 716 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech offering encouragement regarding the end of slavery. The speaker emphasized that slavery cannot continue because it goes against the truth offered in two propositions he put forth: "First no man can hold property in man. Secondly, any system that makes merchandize of humanity, should be immediately abolished." He noted that no one, not even the slaveholders, could deny these truths.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,175 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Short speech calling for support of the Free Soil Party.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 130 word document (text and image)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Lengthy speech given during the anniversary celebration of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker emphasized the irony of a country founded on freedom that realized its power and wealth through the institution of slavery. He hoped that Great Britain's actions would inspire America to follow and emancipate its slaves. He noted various influencial men who were working to realize this goal.

Description of file(s): PDF 42 page, 10,575 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe

Overview of speech delivered before a Canadian audience explaining various theories on what started the Civil War and what its possible outcome might be. (Speech 24170 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 684 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech stressing the irony of slavery in a country founded on freedom and the precepts of the Declaration of Independence.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 676 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Advocate

Speech denouncing the doctrine of "Compensated Emancipation."

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 533 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker emphasized that he was not in favor of dissolving the union. He was in favor of ending slavery at all costs, however, including revolution.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,575 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech regarding the omission of the black citizen in the Declaration of Independence and the law providing for the formation of the militia. The speaker uses these as examples of how the black citizen is not included or accepted in the United States as part of the union.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,051 word document (text and images)

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)

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