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Title: Anthony Burns

Speaker or author: Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Overview of speech detailing one man's experience with the injustice of the Fugitive Slave Law. The speaker expressed his belief that the Church was involved in continuing the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,834 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech comparing the fugitive slave rescue experiences in Syracuse with similar rescues in Boston. The speaker stressed that injustices and prejudices are not only prevalent in both cities, but in the entire country.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 754 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Brief overview of a speech expressing an appreciation for the endurance of African Americans who were dealing with the cruelties of slavery and prejudice. The speaker encouraged them to defend their rights even if it meant being "traitors" to the government.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 156 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: Frederick Douglass for Congress!

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper -

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer comments on a rumor that Frederick Douglass will run for Congress.

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

Subtitle: The Reformer.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - April 11, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer expresses his views on what it takes to be a reformer in an oppressive society.

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

Subtitle: Fillmore's Southern Tour.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - April 12, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer comments on a speech delivered by former president Millard Fillmore delivered in New Orleans during his tour of the southern states.

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

Subtitle: The Nebraska Bill.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - April 14, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer speaks out against the Kansas-Nebraska Bill currently under consideration. He believes this bill will not become law.

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

Subtitle: The "League of Freedom."

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - april 14, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer calls for an "utter overthrow of 'Slave Power'" during this time of social crisis. He comments on the formation of a "League of Freedom" and the timeliness of such an effort. He calls for action; and ends his commentary with, "Then let all the foes of Oppression unite, and, in solid phalanx, march to the battlefield, and whip the enemy."

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

Subtitle: New Nebraska Bill.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - April 28, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer comments on further developments in the evolution of the Kansas-Nebraska Act currently being considered in Congress.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Senator Douglas and His Bantling.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - April 28, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer suggests that Stephen A. Douglas in his fight for the passage of the Nebraska Bill is actually helping the fight against slavery by bringing the issue to the public eye. There is now a very pronounced distinction between "the north" and "the south" as the country divides on the issue of slavery in the new territories.

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

Subtitle: Visit to Toronto, Canada.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - August 18, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer comments briefly on his visit to Toronto, Canada and the work being done there on behalf of its black citizens.

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

Subtitle: Colored Men Citizens.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - August 25, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer asks the rhetorical question "Is color a constitutional disqualifier?" after relating the story of a fugitive slave being refused a passport while in a foreign country since he was black. The official of that country told him that since he was black he couldn't be considered a citizen of the U.S. He addresses the issue of citizenship in the U.S. and how this seems determined by race.

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

Subtitle: Notes by the Way.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - August 25, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer describes some his experiences in several cities he visited during his speaking tour of New York and Connecticut.

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

Subtitle: Equal Rights School.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - August 25, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer discusses the injustices of prejudice as it affects segregation in churches and schools. He stresses the distinction made in terms of skin color since an Irish immigrant is granted more consideration than an African American solely because of his skin color.

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

Subtitle: "What Have the Abolitionists Done?"

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 1, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer begins to answer the question "What have the Abolitionists done?" by explaining what they have not done. He will respond further to this question in another editorial.

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

Subtitle: The late Elections.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 1, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer gives brief comments on the results of the current election in a few states. He offers an overview of the way the election is proceeding at that point.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Cassius M. Clay, in Corinthian Hall.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 15, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer alerts his readers to an upcoming lecture by Cassius M. Clay.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Kanzas and Slavery.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 15, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer comments on the possibility of slavery in Kansas.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The New Political Party.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 15, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

In an effort to push for revolutionary change, a new political party called the Know-Nothing Party has formed. The writer comments on the religious aspects of this party and those who oppose it. It seems to be an objectified tension between Catholicism and Protestantism in a political arena.

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

Subtitle: Amelioration of Slavery in Alabama.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 16, 1853

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer comments on the Alabama governor's statement regarding separating slave families during the sale of slaves.

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

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