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Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing the plans and goals of the American Colonization Society. The speaker believes that the real objective of colonization is not the "professed love for the colored man," or a love for Africa, but to protect the institution of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 334 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1852

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

Keywords: Africa; Colonization Society; Daniel Webster; Declaration of Independence; freedom; Henry Clay; John Randolph; property; rights; William Lloyd Garrison

People: Clay, Henry; Garrison, William Lloyd; Randolph, John; Webster, Daniel

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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