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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: 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: 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)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Freeman

Speech given on the injustices and prejudices against people of color in the Christian churches with emphasis placed on how this treatment is not in accordance with Christian teaching.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 967 word document (text and images)

Title: Jabez Pitt Campbell

Speaker or author: Campbell, Jabez Pitt (1854-1858)

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

Overview of speech tracing the causes of the Civil War and the continuing opportunity for error, injustice, and restricted freedom. The speaker emphasized the role of political action in encouraging the events that led to the Civil War.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,254 word document (text and images)

Title: James H. Harris

Speaker or author: Harris, James H., 1832-1891

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

Brief speech in which the speaker encouraged the newly freed slaves to stay in the southern states and not migrate to the north. The speaker felt that African American had more friends among the white population in the south than in the north.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 412 word document (text and images)

Title: James Walker Hood

Speaker or author: Hood, J. W. (James Walker), 1831-1918

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The speaker stressed that the ideas of colonization and "exportation" were nonsense. He emphasized that African Americans had four major requests: 1) the allowance to testify in court, 2) the right to serve on a jury, 3) the right to act as counsel for a black defendant, 4) the right to vote.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 404 word document (text and images)

Title: John Andrew Jackson

Speaker or author: Jackson, John Andrew

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience with slavery. The speaker was presenting his story and the story of one other slave in hopes of raising enough money to purchase his father's and sister's freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,024 word document (text and images)

Title: John Peck

Speaker or author: Peck, John, of Pittsburgh

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

Brief speech in which the speaker stressed unity of purpose and a coordinated effort among white as well as black citizens to reach the goals of equality, moral elevation, and racial harmony.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 564 word document (text and images)

Title: John Sweat Rock

Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

Brief overview of a speech regarding the refusal of the government to arm and accept as soldiers African Americans during the Civil War. This situation would alter as the war neared its end.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 440 word document (text and images)

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