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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: Amos G. Beman

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

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Excerpt of a speech delivered before the Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut and published in the Emancipator newspaper. The newspaper notes that: "Mr. B. endeavors successfully, in his address, to show, that the colored race may be elevated in this country, in respect to property, intelligence, and moral worth; which he declares are the elements of true happiness and prosperity. Having concluded his argument, he makes an eloquent and earnest appeal to his hearers, to inspire them with resolution to overcome the obstacles in the way of their elevation." (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 657 word document (text and images)

Title: Anonymous

Speaker or author: Anonymous

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Anonymous speech delivered by a member of the Society cooperating with the General Convention at Philadelphia against the colonization of Africa by freed slaves. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 442 word document (text and images)

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: E. A. Booth

Speaker or author: Booth, E. A.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books and Manuscripts

Speech indicating the goals and determination of African Americans living in Nevada County, California. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 479 word document (text and images)

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: 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: 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: Frederick G. Barbadoes

Speaker or author: Barbadoes, Frederick G.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books and Manuscripts

Speech given as the speaker stepped down as president of the convention. The speaker eloquently and humbly accepted the gratitude of the convention and reminded those members that the struggle towards liberty and freedom continued and required their "eternal vigilance." (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 320 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: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing Daniel Webster's position on slavery and his recent speech regarding fugitive slaves. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 669 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Signal of Liberty

Brief speech made during a court hearing in which the speaker gave a brief overview of his life as a slave and an account of his escape to freedom. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 231 word document (text and image)

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Brief speech regarding the importance of supplying slaves with Bibles. (Speech 09773 is a duplicate of this speech.) (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 630 word document (text and images)

Title: Jehiel C. Beman

Speaker or author: Beman, Jehiel C.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech given during the celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies, with emphasis placed on the continued slavery of millions of human beings in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

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

Title: John Anderson

Speaker or author: Anderson, John, b. 1831?

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- National Library of Scotland

Anecdotal story regarding one man's escape from slavery. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 659 word document (text and images)

Title: John Anderson

Speaker or author: Anderson, John, b. 1831?

Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe

Brief anecdotal speech regarding one man's escape from slavery. (Speech 24147 is a duplicate of this speech.) (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 367 word document (text and images)

Title: John G. Britton

Speaker or author: Britton, John G.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Foner and Walker, Eds.

Brief introductory speech regarding what the speaker believed were the important factors affecting African Americans at that point in time. These included voting rights, colonization, and the migration of fugitive slaves to Canada. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 562 word document (text and images)

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: Mrs. William H. Butler

Speaker or author: Butler, Mrs. William H.

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

Short speech in which the speaker encourages the members of the Clinton Lyceum to live in harmony and peace as the Civil War continues on around them. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): MP3 spoken word audio recording

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Records (65)
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