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Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before the Leeds Anti-Slavery Society in England regarding the inhumanity and cruelty of slavery in the U.S. The speaker discusses how the U.S. is divided into states that allow slavery and those that don't.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,750 word document (text and images)

Title: Martin Robison Delany

Speaker or author: Delany, Martin Robison, 1812-1885

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Overview of a speech delivered when responding to a question regarding his motivation for exploring Africa. The speaker said he was searching for a suitable place for the immigration of free African Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 496 word document (text and image)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Intelligencer

Overview of a speech regarding the injustice of American slavery. The speaker asked for the assistance of her British audience in condemning the continuation of the system of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 359 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Impassioned speech regarding the sacrifice of men like John Brown, who had been executed a few days before. The speaker emphasized the role of the Church, as well as the government in protecting and continuing the system of slavery in the U.S. They had now gone too far in this role by taking the life of John Brown.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 425 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Anecdotal speech relating the hardships of the speaker's escape from slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 908 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before an English audience regarding the inhumanity and abuses of slavery in America. The speaker noted that he felt no prejudice in England, but gave examples of how his life is affected by prejudice in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,982 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before an English audience regarding the abuses suffered by African Americans due to racial prejudice. The speaker noted that while he loved his country, he couldn't deny the fact of America's inhumanity regarding racial discrimination. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,555 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Times

The speaker offered his views on the ways in which the African race had distinguished itself over countless generations as a race focused on morality and love of mankind. He denounced plans regarding the colonization of Siberia with nominally free black citizens, and emphasized the love of America that was pervasive among the African American people. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,590 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

The speaker proposed that the best way to end slavery is for Europe to boycott cotton grown in the U.S. He advocated that Great Britain and European countries buy cotton grown in Africa instead. This would remove the power of cotton and its contribution to continuing slavery in the U.S. It would also help Liberia to flourish economically.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 297 word document (text and image)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Intelligencer

Overview of speech detailing the economics of slavery. The speaker noted the successes realized by free states when proponents of slavery had expressed the belief that without slavery the country couldn't survive economically. The speaker emphasized the influence of cotton on the continuation of slavery, and spoke against the idea of colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,146 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Bristol Mercury

Anecdotal speech given before a meeting on American slavery held in Bristol, England. The speaker recounted his own escape to freedom and stories of others who had done the same. He spoke of the horrors and injustices of slavery, and stressed the importance of the support of the British people in the abolition of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,626 word document (text and images)

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