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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of speech given in response to the speaker's welcome back to New York from his new home in Africa. The speaker emphasizes the positive condition of the new Liberian society he is helping to establish there.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 592 word document (text and images)

Title: Alfred M. Green

Speaker or author: Green, Alfred M.

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of a rousing speech denouncing laws against freedom that were being enacted across the country. The speaker pays particular attention to encouraging the repeal of the Personal Liberty Law.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 382 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: To the Press.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

Brief word of thanks offered to local newspapers for their welcome and complimentary announcements regarding the publication of this new newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: President Pierce's Inaugural.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The writer provides commentary on the inaugural speech of President Franklin Pierce. In his address, Pierce offered his thoughts on issues ranging from economic growth, westward expansion, and the continuation of slavery in the Southern states. He carefully refers to slavery as "involuntary servitude," and tells his audience that this is constitutional in the states that allow it.

Description of file(s): four scanned newspaper pages (seven columns)

Subtitle: The Aliened American.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The editor announces with this the first issue of the Aliened American newspaper its mission statement; community goals; and the names of contributing writers and supporters.

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

Subtitle: Our Present Number.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Alienced American (1853 - 1877)

The editor offers an apology for the delay in getting the paper going. He explains that this brief editorial is not representative of what the newspaper will become once it gets into full publication.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: American Colonization Society.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The writer points out a discrepancy in the number of immigrants reportedly colonized in Liberia and the amount of money the American Colonization Society say they have invested in each person participating in this project.

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

Subtitle: The Nat Turner Insurrection.

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - December, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African Magazine (1859 - 1860)

Detailed confession of Nat Turner as he was being held in prison shortly after capture. The editor compares Nat Turner's actions with those of John Brown's. Included is a list of African Americans (both slaves and free) who were charged in the conspiracy.

Description of file(s): seven scanned magazine pages (23 columns)

Subtitle: The Anglo-African Magazine for 1860

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - December, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African Magazine (1859 - 1860)

The editor thanks his readers for their support in 1859 and calls upon them to renew their subscriptions early for 1860. He tells them the next addition will include "a sketch" of the life of Ira Aldridge.

Description of file(s): one scanned magazine column

Subtitle: Apology. (Introductory)

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - January, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African Magazine (1859 - 1860)

The writer stresses the strength and determination of African Americans as they have endured injustices over the history of African slavery and prejudice. He mentions several anecdotal stories to prove his point, and assures his readers that African Americans will not only prevail but continue to outnumber the white population.

Description of file(s): three scanned magazine pages (7 columns)

Subtitle: The Outbreak in Virginia.

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - November, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African Magazine (1859 - 1860)

Detailed account of the raid on Harper's Ferry by John Brown published originally in the Baltimore American and New York Herald. Included is an interview with John Brown shortly after his capture, and a brief account of his statements before the Grand Jury before his trial.

Description of file(s): eight scanned magazine pages (14 columns)

Subtitle: The Re-Opening of the Slave Trade.

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - September, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African Magazine (1859 - 1860)

The writer expresses the fears most African Americans hold now: that Congress will pass laws that will resume the slave trade in the U.S.

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

Title: Anthony Burns

Speaker or author: Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

Anecdotal speech regarding one man's experience as a fugitive slave. The speech was given during a drive to raise money to purchase the speaker's freedom. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 857 word document (text and images)

Title: Bob'n Around

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Short, humorous account by a traveling correspondent of his adventures in Connecticut. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 713 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Henry Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, C. H. (Charles Henry), b. 1821?

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of speech given on the day John Brown was executed. The speaker praised John Brown as an exceptional man. He said that John Brown had been "murdered" by the American people.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 343 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles L. Reason

Speaker or author: Reason, Charles Lewis, 1818-1893

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Speech dedicating a library for the Institute for Colored Youth stressing the benefits of education to the elevation of the race.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,096 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Freeman's Journal (Dublin)

Speech given in Dublin regarding the current condition of slaves and slavery in the U.S. in an effort to rally support for the abolitionist cause in America.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,246 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Brief speech regarding the question of which political party will succeed in abolishing slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 221 word document (text and image)

Title: Davis D. Turner

Speaker or author: Turner, Davis D.

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The speaker points out the changes occurring in the U.S. over the question of slavery. He uses the recent events surrounding the execution of John Brown and South Carolina's threat to secede after the election of Abraham Lincoln as examples.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 197 word document (text and image)

Title: Ebenezer D. Bassett

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

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of a science lecture given on Carbon to students of the Institute for Colored Youth. The speaker is the principal at the institute. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 313 word document (text and images)

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