Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: John Mercer Langston
Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.
Newspaper or publication: Liberator
The speaker emphasized that the law in South Carolina that authorized "the sale of any Negro or Mulatto found in the state more than 12 days" was being used to sell white people more than fugitive slaves. He noted that any man could be called a mulatto and sold under this law. He urged reform and called for the white public to get involved for their own sake.
Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,378 word document (text and images)
Date published: 1865-03-05
Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; American Revolution; Civil rights; Constitution; Crispus Attucks; Declaration of Independence; government; heroism; injustice; law; liberty; Massachusetts; National Equal Rights League; patriotism; prejudice; Salmon P. Chase; soldiers; South Carolina; suffrage; voting rights; William Lloyd Garrison
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