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Title: Amos G. Beman

Speaker or author: Beman, Amos Gerry, 1812-1874

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Excerpt of a speech delivered before the Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut and published in the Emancipator newspaper. The newspaper notes that: "Mr. B. endeavors successfully, in his address, to show, that the colored race may be elevated in this country, in respect to property, intelligence, and moral worth; which he declares are the elements of true happiness and prosperity. Having concluded his argument, he makes an eloquent and earnest appeal to his hearers, to inspire them with resolution to overcome the obstacles in the way of their elevation." (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 657 word document (text and images)

Title: Andrew Harris

Speaker or author: Harris, Andrew, of Philadelphia

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech against the injustices and horrors of slavery given at the annual meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,165 word document (text and images)

Title: David Ruggles

Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech delivered before a public meeting recounting the experience of Eliza Drummings at the hands of men who were helping her escape slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 453 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech welcoming escaping slaves who had crossed into Canada from Detroit with the help of the Underground Railroad. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 325 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Brief speech regarding the importance of supplying slaves with Bibles. (Speech 09773 is a duplicate of this speech.) (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 630 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Box Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Narrative regarding one man's daring escape from slavery by having himself shipped in a crate from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia and freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 933 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Passionate speech regarding the oppression of slavery. Stress is placed on the illogical belief that keeping the slave ignorant keeps him or her from being discontent; and emphasizing that denying slaves an education prevents them from providing for their own medical, legal, and moral care.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,143 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech encouraging the continued efforts of the Liberty Party of Massachusetts in their fight for the abolition of slavery. Mr. Garnet expressed that his speech was "...to show future generations the course we pursued in 1842; they will award to us consistency in our conduct, honesty of purpose, and entire devotedness to the cause of holy and impartial freedom."

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,190 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech comparing the doctrines of Christianity with the doctrines of war. War used as a metaphor for the continued fight against slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 489 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

A brief synopsis of a speech given by J. W. C. Pennington at a reception given to welcome him back from England. Emphasis was placed on the freedom enjoyed by people of color in England that was not available in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 299 word document (text and image)

Title: James McCune Smith

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

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech emphasizing the importance of education in the social advancement of the people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 342 word document (text and images)

Title: Jehiel C. Beman

Speaker or author: Beman, Jehiel C.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech given during the celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies, with emphasis placed on the continued slavery of millions of human beings in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 254 word document (text and images)

Title: John N. Lewis

Speaker or author: Lewis, John N.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech regarding the irony of missionary work in Africa by men who are slaves in the U.S. and not allowed to read the Bible. Emphasis is placed on the question of civil rights in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,278 word document (text and images)

Title: Phillip A. Bell

Speaker or author: Bell, Philip A.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech before the first quarterly meeting of the United Anti-Slavery Society of New York which presented resolutions regarding the fundamental abolition goals of the organization. Also stress was placed on the importance of the Liberator newspaper. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 413 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Snowden

Speaker or author: Snowden, Samuel, fl. 1840

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech given during the celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker offered a comparison of slavery in Biblical times with slavery in the U.S. in 1843.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 339 word document (text and images)

Title: Theodore S. Wright

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

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech given during the dedication of the First Free Church of Schenectady celebrating the establishment of a place of worship and a small basement school for free people of color in that city.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 392 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Hamilton

Speaker or author: William G. Hamilton

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Address delivered before the Annual Convention of the Free People of Color of the United States involving issues of emancipation and colonization of Africa.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,556 word document (text and images)

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