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Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Inquirer

Narrative regarding the speaker's experiences as a slave and his subsequent escape from slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 751 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Inquirer

The speaker challenged the proposition put forth that mixing the races would result in "weak and feeble offspring" and that the race would eventually die out. Those agreeing with the idea of forbidding interracial marriage were not considering the children of slaves and slaveholders that were born out of wedlock. The speaker said that he believed two-thirds of slaves in the U.S. were of mixed blood.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 542 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Inquirer

Brief speech denouncing the effects of the Fugitive Slave Bill. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 104 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Inquirer

Speech given during a farewell soiree for William Wells Brown on his departure from England. He discussed the fugitive slave laws in the U.S., along with the general injustice of the existence of slavery in a country founded on freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 142 word document (text and image)

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