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Black Abolitionist Archive

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Title: John Mercer Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Historical Society -- Pamphlet Collection

The speaker traced the history of the human struggle for freedom, justice and liberty. He emphasized that the struggle for emancipation of the slaves was part of this universal, human struggle for freedom. The speaker stressed that all human beings have an innate desire to be free, and this is their birthright.

Description of file(s): PDF 25 page, 8,341 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1858-08-02

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

Keywords: abolitionists; Africa; anti-slavery movement; Christianity; Constitution; Declaration of Independence; education; France; freedom; George Fox; Granville Sharp; Great Britain; Hayti; history; John Wesley; liberty; ologarchy; philosophers; revolution; school; Thomas Clarkson; Toussaint L'Ouverture; universal emancipation; West Indies; William Wilberforce

People: Clarkson, Thomas; Fox, George; L'Ouverture, Toussaint; Sharp, Granville; Wesley, John; Wilberforce, William

Publication type: Speeches; Text

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