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Title: Edward V. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Edward V.

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 suggested not opposing the law violently (as had been suggested by other speakers that day) but by being secret about activities to assist fugitives.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 263 word document (text and image)

Title: Peter H. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker discussed the upcoming presidential election and those involved in the political campaign. John Freemont (Republican) would run against Abraham Lincoln, and while the Republican party expressed anti-slavery sentiments, they were afraid to act aggressively to upset the status quo.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 191 word document (text and image)

Title: Peter H. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Overview of speech expressing the speaker's view that while the Republican party was an "Anti-Slavery Party," its stance on abolishing slavery was more motivated by dollars than by philanthropy and good will. This, the speaker believed, was sparked by the battle over whether to bring Kansas into the Union as a free or slaveholding state.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 649 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Humphries Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Brief speech given as the speaker addressed the school board committee in Cincinnati regarding his dismissal on charges of atheism.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 220 word document (text and image)

Title: Peter Osborne

Speaker or author: Osborne, Peter, fl. 1832

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Address delivered on July 5th, the date celebrated to call attention to the "lack of independence" for slaves and as a form of protest to the July 4th celebration.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 534 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Paul Simons

Speaker or author: Simons, Peter Paul, fl. 1839

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Rambling speech published under protest with a disclaimer from the newspaper editor regarding the grammar and wording. The speech addresses the role of women in the cause of freedom for the people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 904 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Paul Simons

Speaker or author: Simons, Peter Paul, fl. 1839

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech stressing the responsibility of parents to encourage "moral elevation" in their children so that the people of color may realize a brighter future. The speaker believes the key to freedom is action based on commitment to a moral cause which is passed down from parent to child.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,306 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Vogelsang

Speaker or author: Vogelsang, Peter, Lieutenant

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given before the Association for the Political Improvement of the People of Color regarding the political rights and civil liberties denied the people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,454 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Vogelsang

Speaker or author: Vogelsang, Peter, Lieutenant

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech describing how the United States benefits from the citizenship status of free African Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,997 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Williams

Speaker or author: Williams, Peter, 1780?-1840

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

Speech given for the benefit of the "coloured community of Wilberforce" in Upper Canada. Speech addresses efforts of the Colonization Society to relocate free people of color to Africa and Hayti. (Speech 00793 is duplicate of this speech)

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,488 word document (text and images)

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