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Black Abolitionist Archive


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Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker addressed the issue of the competence and intellectual abilities of African Americans. He offered a rebuttal on the idea that freed slaves would be unable to take care of themselves. He emphasized a historical perspective on the intellectual ability of the Negro race to not only survive but to prosper independent of European influence.

Description of file(s): PDF 14 page, 3,770 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1862-05-28

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; African American boys; African American men; African Americans--Colonization; African Americans--History--To 1863; Antislavery movements; Antislavery movements--United States; Child slaves; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Africa; bondage; Constitution; education; Egypt; emancipation; England; Ethiopia; government; Great Britain; Greece; history; Jamaica; liberty; New England Anti-Slavery Convention; prejudice; Romans; school; West Indies

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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