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Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Legion of Liberty and Force of Truth

Speech given in Dublin regarding the irony of slavery in a country (America) which stresses freedom and equality above all else. Emphasis is placed on the hopeless and helpless condition of every slave living in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 454 word document (text and images)

Title: David Jenkins

Speaker or author: Jenkins, David

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

Brief speech on legislation that taxed African Americans but didn't offer them any of the benefits of this taxation.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 195 word document (text and image)

Title: David Jenkins

Speaker or author: Jenkins, David

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

Speech given on the organization of a convention held in Columbus. Stress is placed on the privilege of free speech and the right to assemble.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 334 word document (text and images)

Title: George Douglas

Speaker or author: Douglas, George

Newspaper or publication: Signal of Liberty

Brief narrative regarding how slaves feel about the help they're receiving from the abolitionists in the north.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 245 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Signal of Liberty

Brief speech made during a court hearing in which the speaker gave a brief overview of his life as a slave and an account of his escape to freedom. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 231 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

Anecdotal speech on the "system of slavery" with emphasis placed on the way in which the speaker's wife was taken from him.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 427 word document (text and images)

Title: Lewis Clarke

Speaker or author: Clarke, Lewis Garrard, 1812-1897

Newspaper or publication: Signal of Liberty

Narrative about one man's experience as a slave in Kentucky.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,511 word document (text and images)

Title: N. Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, N.

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

Temperance speech comparing the addiction to alcohol with slavery. Emphasis is place on the idea that slavery is just as much an enemy to human health as alcohol is. (Last page of speech is missing in original and therefore in this version.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,119 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Idleness in Our City.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - April 10, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer admonishes the parents among his readers who allow their children to roam the streets without sending them to school or at least directing them to learn a trade.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Palladium of Liberty - April 17, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer urges his readers to send their children to school or to at least encourage them to learn a trade.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Editor being Judged.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - April 24, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer responds to a dispute regarding a previous article published on the question of "free school."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created free and equal."

Title: Palladium of Liberty - April 24, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer comments on a quote by John Wesley on liberty and freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Outrage and Death.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - April 3, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer comments on a recent incident in which an African American man was beaten to death by a gang of white thugs.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Mr. Amos Dresser.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - August 14, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer comments on an anti-slavery lecture delivered by Amos Dresser.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Prejudice.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - August 21, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer comments on the effects of racial prejudice in current society.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Don't Stop.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - August 28, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer tells his readers about a store that is refusing service to African American customers when white customers are there. He advises his readers to avoid shopping at stores that mistreat them. Since African Americans offer income to these establishments, the loss of their business will call attention to this problem.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colonization.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - August 28, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer comments on recent efforts to sway public sentiment towards Colonization as a way to resolve the perceived social issue of what to do with free African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Our Course.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - December 27, 1843

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The editor calls for a united effort in the fight against oppression of the race. He also asks his readers to send in letters to be published in the newspaper that will aid in this unity of purpose.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: An Act to Regulate Blacks and Mulattos.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - February 14, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer comments on the state regulations placed on African Americans and those of mixed race.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Abolitionist But.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - February 21, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer asks those who make excuses for not working for abolition what it will take for them to rally behind this important cause and help to end slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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