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Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: Theodore S. Wright
Speaker or author: Wright, Theodore S. (Theodore Sedgwick), 1797-1847
Newspaper or publication: Herald of Freedom
Speech given before the New York State Anti-Slavery Society on the acceptance and adoption of the annual report with emphasis placed on the efforts toward emancipation that the society had accomplished since its inception.
Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,502 word document (text and images)
Title: Austin Steward
Speaker or author: Steward, Austin
Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Onondaga County Public Library [Coles, Howard W., The Cradle of Freedom, (1941), pp. 23-26]
At the termination of slavery in the U.S., the speaker reflected on what had been an accepted economic mainstay in the system of slavery and what potential for change was now available for all U.S. citizens. He urged his audience to take advantage of the opportunity to prosper by adopting a Christian lifestyle, avoiding "hard spirits," and focusing on civil rights.
Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,307 word document (text and images)
Title: Josiah Jones
Speaker or author: Jones, Josiah, abolitionist
Newspaper or publication: Western Herald
Speech given during an anniversary celebration of the emancipation of the British West Indies by African American troops stationed in Chatham, Australia.
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 286 word document (text and images)