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Title: Jacob C. White

Speaker or author: White, Jacob C., d. 1872

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Brief speech given by a student from an African American high school to the governor of Pennsylvania as he made a tour of black schools in his state.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 379 word document (text and images)

Title: Jacob C. White Sr.

Speaker or author: White, Jacob C., d. 1872

Newspaper or publication: National Enquirer

Speech given to commemorate the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British West Indies on August 1, 1834.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 4,632 word document (text and images)

Title: Jacob C. White, Jr.

Speaker or author: White, Jacob C., d. 1872

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

Speech given during the celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker praised this action, although some have seen it as a failure and the ruin of Jamaica.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 854 word document (text and images)

Title: James C. White

Speaker or author: White, James C., Rev.

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

Overview of brief speech given to commemorate the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 223 word document (text and image)

Title: James Forten Jr.

Speaker or author: Forten, James Jr.

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

Address delivered before the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia offering encouragement for continuing efforts in their work for emancipation. The speaker emphasized the horrors of slavery and the benefits of a Christian approach towards freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 5,333 word document (text and images)

Title: James H. Harris

Speaker or author: Harris, James H., 1832-1891

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

Brief speech in which the speaker encouraged the newly freed slaves to stay in the southern states and not migrate to the north. The speaker felt that African American had more friends among the white population in the south than in the north.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 412 word document (text and images)

Title: James Hamlet

Speaker or author: Hamlet, James

Newspaper or publication: Impatial Citizen

Anecdotal speech regarding the speaker's experiences with being unjustly arrested and sold into slavery in accordance with the Fugitive Slave Bill. The speaker (who's proper name is James Hamilton Williams) gave his address during a meeting celebrating his return to freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 341 word document (text and images)

Title: James M. Whitfield

Speaker or author: Whitfield, James Monroe, 1822-1871

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Eulogy given before the Buffalo Library Association for Thomas Harris highlighting his life and character.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,609 word document (text and images)

Title: James M. Williams

Speaker or author: Williams, James M., Rev.

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

Eulogy sermon for John Brown during a gathering on the anniversary of his execution the previous year.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 341 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

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

Speech denouncing the words and political actions of Charles O'Conor in his opposition of emancipation. The speaker noted that O'Conor had said that "...slavery is 'ordained by nature' and is 'an institution created by nature itself,' which 'carries with it duties for the black man and duties for the white, which duties cannot be performed except by the preservation and perpetuation of the system;' ..."

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 782 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

The speaker emphasized the benefits of an education and mechanical training for former slaves and the nominally free. He gave examples of individuals who had overcome prejudice and were working in industry based on training, initiative, and skilled talent.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 536 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Response to welcome home address given to James McCune Smith on his return from Scotland where he earned his degree at the university in Glasgow. The benefits of education were emphasized.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,150 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Speech encouraging the National Council of the Colored People to continue work on the promises they established in their previous meeting. These promises included the elevation of the race through education, political advances, and civil rights in every state.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,520 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Mitchell Library -- Glasgow, Scotland

Speech given when seconding a motion put forward by the Glasgow Emancipation Society to continue "peaceful agitation and moral interference" until slavery is completely abolished.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 828 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

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

Speech given on the basic idea that slavery is irrational, immoral, and in opposition to the core beliefs of the founding fathers. Emphasis is placed on the destiny and potential future of the Negro race in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 17 page, 6,176 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief speech denouncing the plans and goals of the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 328 word document (text and image)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief congratulations to the Emancipation Society of Glasgow for their recent contribution to suppression of the slave trade.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 256 word document (images and text)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech emphasizing the importance of education in the social advancement of the people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 342 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Fifth Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, pp. 24-30

Speech in response to a resolution put forward for the American Anti-Slavery Society to support similar societies in Britain and France in their efforts to abolish slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 3,443 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Farewell address given by James McCune Smith before an assembly at the university in Glasgow after receiving his degree and before returning to the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 655 word document (text and images)

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