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Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Impassioned speech delivered on the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker stressed that while this was a cause to celebrate, the continuation of slavery in the U.S. was evidence that there was still more work to be done. The speaker emphasized the history of the fight for freedom that accompanied the history of slavery. He stresssed that slavery was not vanquished until both issues were resolved.

Description of file(s): PDF 25 page, 5,747 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1854-08-01

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: abolition; Anthony Burns; Antiqua; August 1st; British; Bunker Hill; emancipation; England; freedom; history; liberty; Stephen Pembroke; Thomas Clarkson; West Indies

People: Burns, Anthony; Clarkson, Thomas; Pembroke, Stephen

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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