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Title: Abner H. Francis

Speaker or author: Francis, Abner H.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech delivered to celebrate the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker recounted the history of slavery, the successes of those who had overcome slavery in the past, and the potential of those abolitionists who he believes will abolish slavery forever after.

Description of file(s): PDF 17 page, 4,145 word document (text and images)

Title: Abner H. Francis

Speaker or author: Francis, Abner H.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Eulogy for John Quincy Adams stressing the high points and low points of his career. The speaker compared the state of the country to the Roman Empire in its last days.

Description of file(s): PDF 19 page, 4,143 word document (text and images)

Title: Amos G. Beman

Speaker or author: Beman, Amos Gerry, 1812-1874

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech expressing the speaker's outrage at the defeat of African American suffrage in Connecticut. The speaker blamed the defeat on Irish voters. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 228 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech delivered before the New England Anti-Slavery Convention held in Boston encouraging continued efforts in the work towards the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 617 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech encouraging "nominally free" African Americans to not give up hope for the abolition of slavery. He urged them to not purchase pro-slavery newspapers and to help themselves overcome the oppression of prejudice. He emphasized that there was a feeling of lethargy and complacency among them that only helped to strengthen the pro-slavery forces.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 484 word document (text and images)

Title: George Weir, Jr.

Speaker or author: Weir, George, Jr.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Extract from a speech delivered before the Ladies' Literary and Progressive Association of Buffalo, New York, regarding the benefits of education, scientific advancement, and religion in the struggle against slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 3,541 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Sermon regarding brotherly love, honoring God, and trusting in the power of God's love for all men. The speaker offered words of encouragement and hope during troubled times as civil war seemed inevitable.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,283 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry W. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, Henry W., abolitionist

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech delivered during a celebration of the August 1st emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker stresses the plight of those still enslaved in this country but is encouraged by events that he sees must lead the U.S. to emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 5,038 word document (text and images)

Title: John Peck

Speaker or author: Peck, John, of Pittsburgh

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Excerpt from an address on the responsibility of churches in the continuation of prejudice and slavery. The speaker emphasized the implied approval the Church exhibited towards slavery which goes against Christian doctrine.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 940 word document (text and images)

Title: Martin R. Delany

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief account of a speech regarding the way Church ministers seemed to be encouraging slavery and considering it a "Divine" institution, thus condoning its continuation.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 679 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Report Of Mr. Cramer, on Extending the Elective Franchise to the colored population.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - April 14, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer comments on a report written by politician John Cramer regarding extending the right to vote to African Americans.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - April 14, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer tells his readers that he's discovered from a reliable source that two African American men are attempting to get people to add their names to a paper discrediting the Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Temperance Progress.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - April 7, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer offers commentary on the current trend towards abstinence of drinking alcohol and aligning with the ideas of the Temperance movement among African Americans.

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

Subtitle: To the Public.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - December 8, 1842

Speaker or author: Myers, Stephen

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The editor responds to his critics.

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

Subtitle: The Tocsin of Liberty and Rev. C. T. Torrey.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - December 8, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The editor addresses libelous comments published in the Tocsin of Liberty newspaper.

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

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 10, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 18??)

The writer emphasizes the importance of education, but cautions his readers that self-education is not easy.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Condition of People of Color.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 10, 1842

Speaker or author: M.

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer offers commentary on the current condition of African Americans. He notes an improvement in literacy, morality, and general well-being.

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

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 10, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer laments the lack of schools available to the children of the poor.

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

Subtitle: Temperance Meeting.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 10, 1842

Speaker or author: M.

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer encourages his readers to attend a Temperance meeting to be held that evening.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 17, 1842

Speaker or author: B. (with remarks by M.)

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

Both writers offer commentary on the dangers of drinking intoxicating beverages. They urge their readers toward Temperance, abstinence, and morality.

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

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