Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: Lewis Hayden
Speaker or author: Hayden, Lewis, 1815-1889
Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper
Debate between Mr. Hayden and Mr. Githell, a slaveholder, over the morality of slavery. The speaker said it was immoral to hold human beings as property. Mr. Githell's point was that while he was against slavery, each of his slaves represented a monetary investment that he wanted to be compensated for. Mr. Githell believed God would end slavery, but that this couldn't happen yet because the slave offered economic prosperity to the slaveholder.
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 433 word document (text and images)
Date published: 1855-02-14