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Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

The speaker described the injustices suffered by the nominally free black citizens along with the fugitive slaves in a society that continues to stress slavery over justice and humanity. He noted the irony in the fact that the free black citizen must pay school taxes even though he is not allowed to send his children to the school where his tax money is spent.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 419 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1853

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

Keywords: Civil rights; fugitive; prejudice; Wilkesbarre; William Thomas

People: Thomas, William

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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