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Title: James R. W. Leonard

Speaker or author: Leonard, James R. W.

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

The speaker emphasizes the hopeful spirit and energy of the youth among them who would carry on the efforts toward freedom. He also compliments Mrs. Henry Highland Garnet on her accomplishments.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 471 word document (text and images)

Title: Leonard A. Grimes

Speaker or author: Grimes, Leonard A., 1815-1874

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief overview of speech encouraging African Americans to join the Union army and fight for the cause of freedom now that they had been given the opportunity to do so.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 249 word document (text and images)

Title: Leonard A. Grimes

Speaker or author: Grimes, Leonard A., 1815-1874

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech relating the efforts of the speaker to buy the fugitive slave Anthony Burns from his master.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 381 word document (text and images)

Title: Leonard A. Grimes

Speaker or author: Grimes, Leonard A., 1815-1874

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech in which the speaker urged all African American men in New England to take up arms against the Confederacy since they had now been given the opportunity to do so. He reminded his listeners that they had offered to help fight the war in the past and had been refused. Now was the time to prove themselves worthy of the opportunity to fight that the government was giving to them.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 288 word document (text and image)

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