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Black Abolitionist Archive


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Title: William Johnson Alston

Speaker or author: Alston, William Johnson

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

At the outset of the Civil War, the speaker calls for a National Day of Prayer and Fasting. In his sermon, he refers to the Declaration of Independence and Bible passages to prove the inherent human freedom of all races.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,164 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1861-09-26

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

Keywords: Africa; Bible; Christianity; Church; Civil War; Congress; Constitution; Declaration of Independence; freedom; George Washington; government; liberty; National Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer Day; New York

People: Washington, George

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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