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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: Robert Banks

Speaker or author: Banks, Robert, fl.

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

Address given before the Female Dorcas Society of Buffalo regarding the positive influence of women in the abolition of slavery and aid to former slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 2,475 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Bridges Forten

Speaker or author: Forten, Robert Bridges

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

An address delivered before the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia regarding freedom from slavery and the moral responsibilities that this freedom may include.

Description of file(s): PDF 17 page, 3,973 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Campbell

Speaker or author: Campbell, Robert, of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

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

The speaker discusses his travels into Central Africa. The newspaper emphasizes that learning as much as possible about Africa is important and that the lecture is not offered to encourage immigration to Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 228 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Campbell

Speaker or author: Campbell, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

The speaker suggested that the best way to end slavery was to cultivate cotton in Africa. He believed that if European countries could purchase cotton from Africa and refuse to buy from slaveholding countries. This would eliminate the main reason for slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 314 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Campbell

Speaker or author: Campbell, Robert, of the Niger Valley Exploring Party

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

Speech encouraging young African American men to consider settling in Africa. The speaker's message is subtle and couched in terms of exploration and racial pride.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 288 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Gordon

Speaker or author: Gordon, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Institute of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Sermon delivered in London to celebrate the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker gave a history of slavery in the U.S., compared this with the enslaving of the Jews in the Biblical era, and praised Great Britain for its progressive stance on abolishing slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 21 page, 7,356 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Hamilton

Speaker or author: Hamilton, Robert

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. Emphasis was placed on the recent experience in this regard of James Hamlet, who escaped after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 318 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Morris

Speaker or author: Morris, Robert, 1823-1882

Newspaper or publication: Printed Copy -- Rhode Island Historical Society -- Newspaper Clipping File

The speaker discussed his opinion of the Dred Scott decision.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 310 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Morris

Speaker or author: Morris, Robert, 1823-1882

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given after presentation of a portrait of John T. Hilton was given to the Masonic Lodge. The speaker stressed that while this was "...our first effort to transmit to posterity a portrait of any of our public men...", he regretted that portraits of other African American heroes had not been included in this effort.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,095 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief speech in which the speaker expressed his view that it didn't matter how slavery was abolished (through war, governmental interference, rebellion or peaceful means) as long as it was done.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 313 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker rejoiced in the recent emancipation of the slaves but stressed that the battle for improving the condition of the formerly enslaved and the prevalent prejudice would offer the Abolitionists continued work.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,084 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing governmental bias towards prejudical action in the U.S., the colonization of Africa, and the overall injustices that continue to be suffred by African Americans. The speaker emphasized the Dred Scott decision and the establishment of the Fugitive Slave Law.

Description of file(s): PDF 14 page, 3,959 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Eloquent speech in which the speaker reinforced the precepts of the abolitionists' cause. He said that philanthropy would help abolition by providing the energy to express: "...I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard."

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,385 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Advocate

The speaker expressed his doubts that the present government would ever abolish slavery since they refused to allow African Americans to become soldiers. He also pointed out that the Dred Scott decision demonstrated the government's true position on the idea of emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 269 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

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

Tribute to the memory of Thomas Shipley, philanthropist, delivered at St. Thomas Church in Philadelphia on November 23, 1836.

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 5,021 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

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

The speaker rejoiced in the recent emancipation of the slaves but stressed that the battle for improving the condition of the formerly enslaved and ending the prevelent prejudice would offer the Abolitionists continued work.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 2,058 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered during the presentation of a flag to honor black troops for their heroism in Civil War battles.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 390 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Abolitionist

Speech given against the idea of the colonization of Africa by freed people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 374 word document (images and text)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Historical Society of Pennsylvania -- Gardiner Collection

Eulogy for James Forten with an emphasis on his life accomplishments and character.

Description of file(s): PDF 18 page, 5,392 word document (text and images)

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