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Title: George B. Vashon

Speaker or author: Vashon, George Boyer, 1824-1878

Newspaper or publication: Oberlin Evangelist

Verbose speech on character and quality of life given at the "Monthly Rhetorical Exercises of the College Department" when Vashon was a member of the senior class at Oberlin College.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,272 word document (text and images)

Title: George Boyer Vashon

Speaker or author: Vashon, George Boyer, 1824-1878

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Foner and Walker, Eds. -- Proceedings of the Black State Conventions 1840-1865, (1979) Vol. 1, pp. 139-166

Brief overview of speech in which the speaker expressed his view that a country that is not administered by a just and impartial government was not secure or permanent.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 377 word document (text and image)

Title: George Douglas

Speaker or author: Douglas, George

Newspaper or publication: Signal of Liberty

Brief narrative regarding how slaves feel about the help they're receiving from the abolitionists in the north.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 245 word document (text and image)

Title: George T. Downing

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker stressed that America is home to the nominally free who are being encouraged to "evangelize" Africa, and therefore their rightful place to live is in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,045 word document (text and images)

Title: George T. Downing

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech denouncing the African Civilization Project. The speaker believed this was similar to the American Colonization Society project and just one more way of making money using African American labor.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 391 word document (text and images)

Title: George T. Downing

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Overview of speech offered in protest of the Fugitive Slave Bill that was contributing to the kidnapping of nominally free black citizens of New York. The speaker was responding to a story of the recent experience of James Hamlet, who escaped after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 289 word document (text and image)

Title: George Thomas Downing

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Boston Athenaeum -- Pamphlet Collection

The speaker expressed suspicion at the request of the African Civilization Society for help with those in need in Liberia. He believed this was a backhanded way for the colonization society to get funds.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 311 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: George W. Turley

Speaker or author: Turley, George W.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

An account of the author's travels via stage coach through small towns in Colorado.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 866 word document (text and images)

Title: George Weir, Jr.

Speaker or author: Weir, George, Jr.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Extract from a speech delivered before the Ladies' Literary and Progressive Association of Buffalo, New York, regarding the benefits of education, scientific advancement, and religion in the struggle against slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 3,541 word document (text and images)

Title: Thomas Cole

Speaker or author: Cole, Thomas, fl. 1837-1838

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker pointed out that the history of slavery is not about enslaving black people, but about enslaving those considered unable to defend off a "domineering spirit" that often manifests in mankind. He notes that the southern states had entered the union based on a compromise stating that slavery would be temporary. The abolitionist movement had come from Virginia as a response to this. At this point, the system of slavery was firmly in place based on economics, not on race.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 693 word document (text and images)

Title: Thomas Cole

Speaker or author: Cole, Thomas, fl. 1837-1838

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker asked his audience to avoid "intoxicating drink" and emphasized his belief that intemperance would lead to "...indolence, poverty and ruin..." He didn't believe that intemperance was a tendency in the black race, but that it might bring down what they had fought so hard to secure. He emphasized piety and temperance in order to set an "example" of respectability, virtue and health to others.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,375 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Mr. Jones

Title: Thomas Cordoza

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

Lively and interesting debate regarding the question "Which has sustained the most injustice at the hands of the American people, the American Indian or the Anglo-African?"

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,099 word document (text and images)

Title: Thomas Detter

Speaker or author: Detter, Thomas, b. ca. 1826

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books and Manuscripts

The speaker stressed the injustice of a prejudicial court system that refuses the testimony of black citizens in cases involving white citizens.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 432 word document (text and image)

Title: Thomas H. Jones

Speaker or author: Jones, Thomas H.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Boston Public Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Brief speech commending the anti-slavery work of William Lloyd Garrison. The speaker believed that the work of William Lloyd Garrison offered more compassion than most churches at the time which were denying the slave a place in their congregations.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 211 word document (text and image)

Title: Thomas H. Street

Speaker or author: Street, Thomas H.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Speech delivered during a celebration of the first anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The speaker traced the history of slavery from its ancient beginning to the progress made since emancipation. He stressed that it takes both the white and black races of American people working together to make the country great. He encouraged all African Americans to continue to improve themselves to meet the social challenges that lay ahead.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 2,711 word document (text and images)

Title: Thomas L. Jennings

Speaker or author: Jennings, Thomas L.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Eulogy stressing the life and accomplishments of Henry Sipkins. Published in two separate issues of the Colored American newspaper and combined into one document here.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 3,287 word document (text and images)

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: Thomas Myers Decatur Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, Thomas Myers Decatur

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Hopeful speech regarding the future of African Americans now that the Emancipation Proclamation has been delivered and the slaves are free. The speaker stressed the sacrifice of those who had fought and died for freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,200 word document (text and images)

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