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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- British Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Lengthy speech given as the annual oration on Independence Day in Liberia, Monrovia. The speaker emphasized the advances in Monrovia's economy, industry, resources and education of its people made since its humble beginnings.

Description of file(s): PDF 46 page, 12,594 word document (text and images)

Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- British Library

Lengthy sermon regarding the history of slavery, the abuses suffered by slaves in the U.S., and the necessity for evangelizing (and colonizing) Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 40 page, 14,207 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: British Friend

Speaker expressed his appreciation for all the kindness he and his fellow travelers had received in England and Germany.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 195 word document (text and image)

Title: John Sella Martin

Speaker or author: Martin, J. Sella (John Sella), b. 1832

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Rhodes House -- MSS British Empire -- G88, Freedman's Aid Society -- Oxford, England

Overview of a speech addressing the pro-slavery argument that the slave is content in his/her situation. This argument includes the idea that the slave has no right to his contentment if it interfers with another person's freedom. The speaker also eloquently addressed the argument of the inferiority of the black race.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 968 word document (text and images)

Title: Mary Ann Shadd [Cary]

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

Newspaper or publication: British Banner

Brief speech regarding fugitive slaves who had escaped to Canada and were now prospering there. The speaker called for action to promote the freedom to settle in Canada by all those who desired to do so regardless of race.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 200 word document (text and image)

Title: Nathaniel Paul

Speaker or author: Paul, Nathaniel, 1792 or 3-1839

Newspaper or publication: Friend of Man

Speech given regarding the detrimental effect of prejudice on the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 969 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: British Banner

Speech given before a British audience explaining the fugitive slave's flight to freedom in Canada. The speaker noted the benefits that Canada offered to the fleeing slave compared with the harsh life of slavery. (Speech 15032 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,498 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: British Banner

Brief speech delivered while seconding a resolution for continued missionary efforts in Ireland.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 350 word document (text and images)

Title: Theodore S. Wright

Speaker or author: Wright, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1797-1847

Newspaper or publication: Friend of Man

Speech against the idea of the colonization of Africa by freed slaves and the societies that have been organized to promote it.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,000 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Proceedings, British Association for the Advancement of Science

The speaker pointed out to the scientific debate taking place that he didn't understand how the author of an essay on amalgamation in the U.S. could say that the races had not mixed. He believed that two-thirds of African Americans were of mixed race.

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

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: British Friend

Brief overview of speech describing the life of the average slave.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 204 word document (text and image)

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