Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: John Sweat Rock
Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866
Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Boston Athenaeum -- Pamphlet Collection
The speaker made a plea for equal rights now that the slaves had been freed. He noted the heroism and patriotism displayed by black soldiers and emphasized the sacrifices they had made for liberty, freedom, and justice. All that they asked for at this point was to be granted the civil rights that every Union soldier had fought and died for.
Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 892 word document (text and images)
Date published: 1864-10-04