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Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: Thomas Paul
Speaker or author: Paul, Thomas, fl. 1841
Newspaper or publication: Liberator
Speech regarding abolition and the role of the abolitionist with an emphasis on reforming the social situation of the African American citizen. The speaker is appalled by the injustices of slavery and man's inhumanity to man.
Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,559 word document (text and images)
Subtitle: Maria Pointer
Title: Thomas Pointer
Speaker or author: Pointer, Thomas
Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle
Impassioned speech delivered to the citizens of Ohio asking them to stand up and denounce a law that required the return of fugitive slaves who had entered their state. The speaker asked them to go against an inhumane law for humanity's sake.
Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,013 word document (text and images)
Title: Thomas S. Sidney
Speaker or author: Sidney, Thomas S.
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
Speech given to welcome the safe return to the U.S. of James McCune Smith after earning his degree at the university in Glasgow, Scotland, with emphasis placed on the importance of education.
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 386 word document (text and images)
Title: William Thomas Catto
Speaker or author: Catto, William T.
Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal
Overview of brief speech denouncing the idea of freed slaves colonizing Africa.
Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 156 word document (text and image)