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Title: John Sweat Rock

Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered during a celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker noted that it was only a matter of time before the U.S. would also abolish slavery. He stressed the challenges of prejudice, lack of education and unemployment that lay ahead for African Americans when slavery is abolished in the U. S.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,267 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1862-08-01

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

Keywords: abolitionists; amalgamation; August 1st; Boston; British; chattel; Christianity; Civil War; Colonization; Democracy; education; emancipation; employment; England; Frederick Douglass; government; Hayti; Jamaica; Liberia; liberty; Massachusetts; patriot; peculiar institution; prejudice; schools; West Indies

People: Douglass, Frederick

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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