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Black Abolitionist Archive


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Title: Alfred M. Green

Speaker or author: Green, Alfred M..

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Foner and Walker, Eds. -- Proceedings of the Black State Conventions 1840-1865, (1979) Vol. 1, pp. 139-166

Eloquent, rational, and meaningful speech delivered before the Convention of the Colored People of Pennsylvania expressing a legal argument for civil rights. The speaker asked that African Americans be given their civil rights, be allowed to vote, hold jobs equal to those of the white population, and be given the opportunity to prove themselves worthy citizens of the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 480 word document (text and image)

Date published: 1865-02-08

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

Keywords: argument; Civil rights; Daniel Webster; Dred Scott; equality; Florida; government; Harper's Ferry; Jefferson Davis; law; legal; liberty; Louisiana; Mexican War; Pennsylvania; vote

People: Davis, Jefferson; Scott, Dred; Webster, Daniel

Publication type: Speeches; Text

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