Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: H. Ford Douglass
Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford
Newspaper or publication: Liberator
Speech expressing the speakers reasons for wanting to continue celebrating August 1st even though opposition had been expressed to this. The speaker said that even though the emancipation of the British West Indies (August 1, 1834) was under the direction of a foreign government, the day was worth celebrating by all those who value freedom. He emphasized the historical efforts and legacies of countries of men who fought, sacrificed and died for freedom.
Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 4,371 word document (text and images)
Date published: 1860-08-01
Keywords: August 1st; British; Caucasian; Christianity; Daniel Webster; emancipation; England; freedom; government; Granville Sharpe; history; Indian; liberty; Massachusetts; Native American; politics; West Indies; William Lloyd Garrison
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