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Black Abolitionist Archive

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Title: John Mercer Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

Newspaper or publication: Nashville Times and True Union

Speech delivered before a mixed race audience in the House of Representatives. The speaker stressed his hope for a brighter future for the former slaves. He spoke of the injustice suffered by slaves over the years since slavery was first established in the U.S. He paid special attention to the contributions and sacrifices that African Americans had made to the country, and his hope for future racial harmony.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,243 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1865-01-02

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

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; Civil rights; Constitution; Crispus Attucks; Declaration of Independence; England; France; Hayti; law; Liberia; liberty; Lord Henry Peter Brougham; patriotism; poor whites; slaveholders; soldiers; state laws; universal emancipation; Wendell Phillips

People: Attucks, Crispus; Brougham, Lord Henry Peter; Lincoln, Abraham; Phillips, Wendell

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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