Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: William J. Watkins
Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.
Newspaper or publication: Liberator
Overview delivered before a Canadian audience in celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker was encouraged by the success of this act of reason by the British and stressed that this offered proof that a peaceful end to slavery was possible in the U. S. as well. The speaker believed that the Civil War would provide the death blow to the system of slavery once and for all.
Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 943 word document (text and images)
Date published: 1861-08-01