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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

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

Overview of speech given in response to the speaker's welcome back to New York from his new home in Africa. The speaker emphasizes the positive condition of the new Liberian society he is helping to establish there.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 592 word document (text and images)

Title: Alfred M. Green

Speaker or author: Green, Alfred M.

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

Overview of a rousing speech denouncing laws against freedom that were being enacted across the country. The speaker pays particular attention to encouraging the repeal of the Personal Liberty Law.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 382 word document (text and images)

Title: Bob'n Around

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

Short, humorous account by a traveling correspondent of his adventures in Connecticut. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 713 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

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

Overview of speech given on the day John Brown was executed. The speaker praised John Brown as an exceptional man. He said that John Brown had been "murdered" by the American people.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 343 word document (text and images)

Title: Davis D. Turner

Speaker or author: Turner, Davis D.

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

The speaker points out the changes occurring in the U.S. over the question of slavery. He uses the recent events surrounding the execution of John Brown and South Carolina's threat to secede after the election of Abraham Lincoln as examples.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 197 word document (text and image)

Title: Ebenezer D. Bassett

Speaker or author: Bassett, Ebenezer D., 1833-1908

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

Overview of a science lecture given on Carbon to students of the Institute for Colored Youth. The speaker is the principal at the institute. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 313 word document (text and images)

Title: Emeline Sullivan

Speaker or author: Sullivan, Emeline

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

Brief overview of a lecture regarding the benefits of "mental improvement." The speaker gives illustrations of lives that have benefited from education.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 184 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

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

Speech denouncing the words and political actions of Charles "Pat" O'Conor when speaking against emancipation of U.S. slaves. The speaker said that he would have assumed the Negro race would have had a friend in Charles "Pat" O'Conor since he was from Ireland. However, O'Conor had cautioned the U.S. government that freed slaves would turn against the white population.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 586 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

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

Impassioned speech given to honor the sacrifice of John Brown who was executed on this day. The speaker praises John Brown's life, although he notes that he didn't agree with his methods. He believes that John Brown was martyred in the name of freedom and justice.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 600 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

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

The speaker supported the goals and motivations of the African Civilization Society. He stressed that the motivation behind the funding of immigration to Africa is to confirm friendly relations with the native people, to purchase land for immigrants, to build schools and churches, to promote lawful commerce, and to encourage the spread of Christianity.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,066 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

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

The speaker approves of the civilization goals of the African Aid Society that proposes to move black families from Canada to Africa. He believes this offers a postive way to improve the lives of all concerned, and provide England with a different source for cotton. Like many abolitionists, he believes that slavery is mainly continued in the U.S. based on the money made from the production of cotton.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,360 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

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

Overview of speech regarding the participation of the Church in the continuation of slavery. The speaker said that the Church not only makes excuses for slavery, but condones it.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 291 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

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

Lively and debated speech in which the speaker defended his position on the colonization of Africa by free people of color. The speaker was for Colonization, but felt that his position on this effort had been misunderstood. (This speech is continued in speech 21063 and these two speeches are combined here.)

Description of file(s): PDF 26 page, 6,279 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

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

Overview of a brief speech encouraging continued patriotism while still demanding full emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 296 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

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

Overview of speech in which the speaker expressed optimism regarding New England and its acceptance of freed slaves and and people of African descent. The speaker compares this new feeling of brotherhood to that of "old" England. He is encouraged by his recent experiences and feels this is the beginning of positive social change in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 592 word document (text and images)

Title: Jacob C. White, Jr.

Speaker or author: White, Jacob C., d. 1872

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

Speech given during the celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker praised this action, although some have seen it as a failure and the ruin of Jamaica.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 854 word document (text and images)

Title: James C. White

Speaker or author: White, James C., Rev.

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

Overview of brief speech given to commemorate the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 223 word document (text and image)

Title: James M. Williams

Speaker or author: Williams, James M., Rev.

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

Eulogy sermon for John Brown during a gathering on the anniversary of his execution the previous year.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 341 word document (text and images)

Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

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

Speech denouncing the words and political actions of Charles O'Conor in his opposition of emancipation. The speaker noted that O'Conor had said that "...slavery is 'ordained by nature' and is 'an institution created by nature itself,' which 'carries with it duties for the black man and duties for the white, which duties cannot be performed except by the preservation and perpetuation of the system;' ..."

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 782 word document (text and images)

Title: James R. W. Leonard

Speaker or author: Leonard, James R. W.

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

The speaker emphasizes the hopeful spirit and energy of the youth among them who would carry on the efforts toward freedom. He also compliments Mrs. Henry Highland Garnet on her accomplishments.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 471 word document (text and images)

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