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Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: John Mercer Langston
Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.
Newspaper or publication: Jefferson City, [MO] Democrat
Overview of speech delivered before the House of Representatives. The speaker spoke for the suffrage and civil rights of the newly freed slaves. He emphasized that they were newly acquired citizens of the U.S. and deserved all the rights that went along with that status.
Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,117 word document (text and images)
Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward
Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817
Newspaper or publication: Cortland Democrat
Speech delivered before the Courtland Academy Lyceum regarding the importance of education and morality.
Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,171 word document (text and images)