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Title: George Thomas Downing

Speaker or author: Downing, George T. (George Thomas), 1819-1903

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Speech denouncing the colonization efforts of the U.S. with regard to both the American Colonization Society and the African Civilization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 288 word document (text and image)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

The speaker said he believed the first element of success for African Americans was establishing a "nationality." His approach to the abolition of slavery was philosophical. Slavery was not rational in his view and slaveholders, he believed, must come to realize this.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,294 word document (text and images)

Title: Thomas M. Kinnaird

Speaker or author: Kinnard, T. M. (Thomas M.)

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Speech held to raise funds to benefit John Anderson, a fugitive slave who had recently arrived in London from Canada. The speaker asked his listeners to donate money to erect a church and school for African Americans, and to help the fugitive slave in his care.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 165 word document (text and image)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Overview of a speech encouraging immigration to Hayti. The speaker emphasized the prejudice and injustice African Americans must endure in this country, and the benefits and immigration incentives available in Hayti.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 716 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

The speaker expressed his encouragement regarding the idea of colonizing Hayti.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 366 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

The speaker described the turbulent history of Hayti in detail stressing the battles and triumphs of its military heroes. He stressed that those seeking to immigrate to Hayti would find it rich in natural resources, especially cotton and coffee, which offered competition to slave-grown produce in the U.S. [This speech is a continuation of speech 24115, published in the June 15, 1861 issue of the Pine and Palm.]

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,436 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

The speaker gave a brief history of Hayti, including its agriculture, products, culture, and current condition. This speech is continued in speech 24338spe.pdf.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 321 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Speech denouncing the idea of immigation to Hayti for freed African Americans. The speaker emphasized that America is home to former slaves and that they owe it to those who continue in slavery to stay in the U.S. He believed that slavery was nearing its end and that America would be a country that welcomed all races in the future.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 978 word document (text and images)

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