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Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Inquirer

The speaker challenged the proposition put forth that mixing the races would result in "weak and feeble offspring" and that the race would eventually die out. Those agreeing with the idea of forbidding interracial marriage were not considering the children of slaves and slaveholders that were born out of wedlock. The speaker said that he believed two-thirds of slaves in the U.S. were of mixed blood.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 542 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1863

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

Keywords: Africa; amalgamation; mulattoes; race

Organization: The British Association

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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