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Title: Anthony Burns

Speaker or author: Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience as a fugitive slave. The speech was given during a drive to raise money to purchase the speaker's freedom. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 857 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles L. Reason

Speaker or author: Reason, Charles Lewis, 1818-1893

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Speech dedicating a library for the Institute for Colored Youth stressing the benefits of education to the elevation of the race.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,096 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: Freeman's Journal (Dublin)

Speech given in Dublin regarding the current condition of slaves and slavery in the U.S. in an effort to rally support for the abolitionist cause in America.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,246 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Brief speech regarding the question of which political party will succeed in abolishing slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 221 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: Rev. J. P. Campbell, Editor. Thursday, August 17, 1854. Notice to Subscribers.

Title: Christian Recorder - August 17, 1854

Speaker or author: Campbell, Rev. J. P.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The editor asks those of his readers who have paid their subscriptions to please send him their names and addresses so that their newspapers can be delivered to them.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: State Legislation on the Temperance Question.

Title: Christian Recorder - August 17, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer argues for the passage of temperance laws prohibiting the sale of intoxicating drink.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Wants of the Church.--Education of Children.

Title: Christian Recorder - March 19, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer discusses the benefits of education. Education, he believes, offers not just a way of learning a trade and contributing to society, but a way of knowing and living a truly moral life.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Subtitle: Mass Meeting.

Title: Christian Recorder - September 16, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer provides commentary on a meeting that was called to discuss how to restore public confidence in the Christian Recorder newspaper.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Title: Edmund Kelly

Speaker or author: Kelly, Edmund, b. 1818

Newspaper or publication: Freeman's Journal

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience within the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 356 word document (text and images)

Title: Edumund Kelly

Speaker or author: Kelly, Edmund, b. 1818

Newspaper or publication: Freeman's Journal

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience with slavery. Although his father was Irish, his mother's race determined his condition as property of a slaveholder.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 745 word document (text and images)

Title: Edward Scott

Speaker or author: Scott, Edward, fl. 1857

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Speech relating how southern slave owners use religion to encourage slaves to obey their masters. Religion was used as a means to justify cruelty for the slaveholder. The speaker related his own personal story of his life as a slave and his subsequent escape.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 674 word document (text and images)

Title: Emmanuel Morris

Speaker or author: Morris, Emmanuel, waiter

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Brief speech delivered by a black waiter during a meeting of "colored citizens of St. Catharines." The speaker stressed the prejudice and insults he and other hotel employees had suffered from both employers and customers.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 158 word document (text and image)

Title: Francis Ellen Watkins Harper

Speaker or author: Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

Brief overview of speech expressing concerns over the direction of national policy after the Civil War and during Reconstruction.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 203 word document (text and image)

Title: George W. Turley

Speaker or author: Turley, George W.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

An account of the author's travels via stage coach through small towns in Colorado.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 866 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

Brief overview of speech given to eulogize Abraham Lincoln and collect money to benefit the church.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 274 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Baned from the church pulpit, the speaker gave his impassioned address to the gathered crowd from the steps of the church in front of the bolted door. He recounted stories of the abuse and injustices that slaves continued to endure, and emphasized how their lives were lived in terms of property.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,017 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Speech before a British audience condemning the Fugitive Slave Law and slavery in the U.S. The speaker pointed out the irony of the American stance on freedom when it continued to enslave millions of people.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,131 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Review of a speech calling for unconditional emancipation of slaves in the U.S. in similar fashion to the way slaves were freed in Egypt. The speaker disagreed with the idea of financial compensation of the slaveholders for each freed slave.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,100 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Speech regarding the ongoing debate about whether slaves are content with their lives. The speaker was responding to another speaker who expressed his belief that the "social condition" of U.S. slaves was positive and offered an example of their general contentment.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 368 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Speech delivered in Edinburgh, Scotland regarding the institution of slavery in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the immorality of slavery from a Christian perspective.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,059 word document (text and images)

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