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Black Abolitionist Archive


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Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech encouraging African American men of New York to enlist in the army and fight for their country now that the opportunity had been given to them. He believed that of the black men working as "menials" in the current army who had already received wounds from fighting, all would have chosen to be soldiers if they'd had the opportunity.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 234 word document (text and image)

Date published: 1863-04-30

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

Keywords: army; Civil War; Copperheads; John Brown; New York; patriotism; soldiers

People: Brown, John

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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