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Title: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: AD -- Ontario Archives -- Toronto, Canada -- Mary Shadd Cary Papers

Copyright Permission granted by the Archives of Ontario (August 2007). -- Sermon regarding the role of women in slavery and society in general.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 1,327 word document (text and images)

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 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)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Ottawa Public Archives, Colonial Church and School Society, Occasional Paper, No. 1, February, 1854, pp. 8-10

Extract from a speech regarding the flight of fugitive slaves to Canada and the freedom that they've found there.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,732 word document (text and images)

Title: Stephen H. Gloucester

Speaker or author: Gloucester, Stephen H.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Eulogy given regarding the life and character of James Forten, Sr.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 5,795 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- John Rylands Library -- Manchester, England -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech recounting the speakers experience with slavery and his remarkable escape. The speaker emphasized the accepting way the people in England treat fugitive slaves and compared that with how they are treated in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,557 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Birmingham, England -- Public Library

The speaker presented an overview of the goals of the African Aid Society to help fugitive slaves who had escaped to Canada immigrate to Africa. He blamed the over-reliance on the economic value of cotton for continued slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 374 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

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

The speaker encouraged a defiant attitude of the convention attendees to the continuation of slavery. He denounced the recent Dred Scott decision, and called for the state of Massachusetts to take action towards total emancipation in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 206 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- John Rylands Library -- Manchester, England -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill in the U.S., and praising the efforts of the British people in the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 789 word document (text and images)

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