Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: The Rights of Human Nature.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)
The writer comments on a portion of a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln to the Swedish Minister. This speech addresses the U.S.'s commitment to "maintain the rights of human nature, and the man of capacity for self-government." The writer wonders how this ties in with the current social status of African Americans, both free and enslaved.
Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages
Keywords: Civil rights; Civil War; cotton; Declaration of Independence; Fort Sumter; government; history; human rights; Law of Nature; natural rights; politics; rebellion; secession; slaveholding; society; Sweden