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Title: Ebenezer D. Bassett

Speaker or author: Bassett, Ebenezer D., 1833-1908

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Brief speech denouncing the goals of the colonization of Africa by the U.S. government. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 167 word document (text and image)

Title: Ezra R. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, Ezra R.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Speech given to praise and honor Mrs. George M. Washum for her donation of money, time and effort to the First Congregational Church.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 453 word document (text and images)

Title: Ezra R. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, Ezra R.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Speech encouraging patience in the fight for emancipation and emphasizing the speaker's belief that it wouldn't be long before President Lincoln would abolish slavery nationwide.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,200 word document (text and images)

Title: Ezra R. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, Ezra R.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Patriotic speech regarding the pride the speaker felt towards the black troops who were fighting and dying for their country in the Civil War. He was most impressed with how well they were received and celebrated for their heroism by the general population.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 2,386 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Overview of speech given before a large audience in celebration of the end of slavery in Washington, DC. The speaker was hopeful that this was just the beginning of the end of slavery for the entire U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 270 word document (text and images)

Title: J. B. Sanderson

Speaker or author: Sanderson, J. B., d. 1875

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Enthusiastic speech offered in celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. The speaker praised Abraham Lincoln and compared him to St. Peter.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,425 word document (text and images)

Title: J. H. Hubbard

Speaker or author: Hubbard, J. H.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Anti-slavery sermon stressing the history of slavery in the U. S. and the triumph of reason over the inhumanity of this system.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,148 word document (text and images)

Title: John G. Wilson

Speaker or author: Wilson, John G.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Patriotic speech regarding the bravery and heroism of black Union soldiers. The speaker noted that while he realized the Emancipation Proclamation was of military necessity, he praised Abraham Lincoln for seeing the right action in it. He felt as if it was well earned by the blood and courage of those who had fought and died for freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 2,339 word document (text and images)

Title: John James Moore

Speaker or author: Moore, John Jamison, 1818-1893.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Speech delivered in celebration of the emancipation of Washington, DC. The speech also commemorated the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker stressed the challenges that lay ahead for the country regarding the changes from a slave driven economy to a free wage economy. He traced the history of the abolitionist movement and emphasized his belief in the realization of total U. S. emancipation. (Speech 25858 is combined with this speech and included at the end of speech 25830.)

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 2,832 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Our Relation to the Government.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 11, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

Although several state constitutions were changed to insert the word "white" in order to restrict African American citizenship rights, the Conscription Law now makes the use of this term obsolete when it comes to the militia.

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

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 12, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer offers his thoughts on the causes of racial prejudice.

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

Subtitle: The Public School.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 18, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer tells his readers that the public school room set aside for the education of African American children is in terrible condition. Although parents and others have complained for years, nothing has been done to remedy this.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Rev. J. J. Moore.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 18, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer gives his readers a brief overview of the accomplishments of Reverend Moore. He stresses Reverend Moore's upcoming travel plans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer continues his commentary on the causes of prejudice. He emphasizes the this is directly linked to slavery. Prejudice must be taught to each generation since it is not a natural aspect of humanity.

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

Subtitle: Slavery Abolished in the District of Columbia.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer briefly announces that a bill has passed abolishing slavery in Washington, D.C.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Sam Pride's Original Colored Minstrels.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer offers a brief review of local minstrel show and encourages his readers to attend.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Slavery in the District of Columbia.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer offers further commentary on the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. He tells his readers that this news is totally unexpected, yet opens the way for total emancipation for the entire country.

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

Subtitle: Our Petition.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer urges his readers not to be discouraged regarding the delay in response to a recent petition sent to the Senate.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "Nobody Hurt."

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 25, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

Contrary to the fears of those opposed to emancipation, those freed from slavery have not turned to violence. The writer now hopes that all African Americans will enjoy the rights of citizenship in every state.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Negro Equality Governments.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 26, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer shares with his readers an article from the 1775 Constitution of Maryland providing the right of suffrage to any man with property. He tells his readers that this right to vote for all men was also accepted in two other states. It was only later that these state constitutions were changed to limit suffrage to white men only.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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