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Title: Mr. Bradley

Speaker or author: Bradley, Mr.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief speech in which the speaker expressed his opposition to the formation of a new political party proposed to benefit the fight for abolition of slavery. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 101 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Bibliotheque Nationale -- Paris, France

Speech presented in France before a French audience. The original speech is published in French and translated for an English speaking audience (both versions are shown). The speech is a brief thank you to the French government for abolishing slavery in France and the French colonies. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 141 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief farewell speech given prior to the speaker's departure for the World Peace Convention in Paris. The speaker assured the audience that the World Peace Convention would hasten the complete abolition of slavery. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 408 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech in which the speaker expressed suspicion of any movement that encouraged immigration of African Americans. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 109 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief overview of a speech stressing the influence of the Church in the continuance of the institution of slavery. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 198 word document (text and image)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before an English audience regarding the inhumanity and abuses of slavery in America. The speaker noted that he felt no prejudice in England, but gave examples of how his life is affected by prejudice in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,982 word document (text and images)

Title: Edward Wilmot Blyden

Speaker or author: Blyden, Edward Wilmot, 1832-1912.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Lynch, Black Spokesman: Selected Writings of Edward Wilmot Blyden, pp. 63-65

Speech regarding the issues facing Liberia at the time. The speaker believed that the desire to be rich had created too much foreign dependency and not enough development of internal values for the Liberian population in terms of morality, education, and economics. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 911 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

The speaker, responding to another speaker, defended the Constitution as an important document intended to establish a just nation, even though unjust laws were being made in its name. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 523 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before an English audience regarding the abuses suffered by African Americans due to racial prejudice. The speaker noted that while he loved his country, he couldn't deny the fact of America's inhumanity regarding racial discrimination. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,555 word document (text and images)

Title: Sojourner Truth

Speaker or author: Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker delivered an entertaining speech emphasizing a focus on love and strength of character in overcoming adversity. She told about her experiences with slavery, and stressed that she was for women's rights and against colonization. (Includes mp3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 892 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech welcoming escaping slaves who had crossed into Canada from Detroit with the help of the Underground Railroad. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 325 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Brief speech in which the speaker noted that although he felt an increase in public support for the abolition of slavery, his experience since childhood had been one of constant contempt from the white population because of his race. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 314 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: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech regarding the degraded condition of the slave and the poor white working class in the southern states. The speaker pointed to a monument in Croton Heights, Connecticut erected to those who gave their lives in battle in 1781, with the names of black victims listed separately from whites as evidence of pro-slavery feelings in that state. (Inlcudes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 168 word document (text and image)

Title: S. M. Africanus

Speaker or author: Africanus, S. M.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech regarding the political and civil rights of American citizenship that were being denied to free black citizens. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 433 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Non Conformist

Speech commemorating the emancipation of the British West Indies on August 1, 1834. The speaker noted the benefits of living in Britain for the formerly enslaved people of the U.S., and expressed his hope that slavery would end in that country as well. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 448 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 132 word document (text and image)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Belfast Newsletter

Overview of speech presented at the Belfast Ladies' Association meeting arguing the speaker's belief that art, culture and religion had their origins in Africa. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 199 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)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker related a personal experience with American prejudice against color and how this attitude changed once white Americans set foot on European soil. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 254 word document (text and image)

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