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Title: John Anderson
Speaker or author: Anderson, John, b. 1831?
Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe
Brief anecdotal speech regarding one man's escape from slavery. (Speech 24147 is a duplicate of this speech.) (Includes MP3 audio file.)
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 367 word document (text and images)
Title: Martin R. Delany
Speaker or author: Delany, Martin Robison, 1812-1885
Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee -- Ullman Papers
Eulogy on the life and history of the Reverend Fayette Davis. The speaker traces Rev. Davis' life from Virginia where he was born free, through his childhood in Kentucky (a slave state where his opportunities were limited), his marriage, his career choice as a member of the clergy, and finally his early death.
Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 3,286 word document (text and images)
Subtitle: Robert Campbell
Title: Martin Robison Delany
Speaker or author: Delany, Martin & Campbell, Robert, of the Niger Valley Exploring Party
Newspaper or publication: AD Draft -- Royal Geological Society Archives, London, England
-- Copyright Permission Pending -- Handwritten speech detailing the findings of a geographical expedition made by two explorers: Martin Delany and Robert Campbell. The text details the land mass, the villages, the people, the climate, and the general discoveries made of Western Africa. (This transcription includes the original editing marks made by the writers.)
Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 1,610 word document (text and images)
Title: Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893
Newspaper or publication: AD -- Ontario Archives -- Toronto, Canada -- Mary Shadd Cary Papers
Copyright Permission granted by the Archives of Ontario (August 2007). -- Sermon regarding the role of women in slavery and society in general.
Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 1,327 word document (text and images)
Title: Paola Brown
Speaker or author: Brown, Paola
Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Toronto Public Library -- Toronto, Canada
Lengthy sermon describing the history of slavery, its continued cruelties, and the influence of the Church in keeping the system in place in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the relationship between Egyptian slaves and those in the U.S., as well as the response of various European countries to the institution of slavery. Included is a denouncement of the Fugitive Slave Bill.
Description of file(s): PDF 73 page, 23,292 word document (text and images)
Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward
Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817
Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Ottawa Public Archives, Colonial Church and School Society, Occasional Paper, No. 1, February, 1854, pp. 8-10
Extract from a speech regarding the flight of fugitive slaves to Canada and the freedom that they've found there.
Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,732 word document (text and images)
Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward
Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817
Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe
Brief speech regarding the injustices of slavery in which the speaker stressed that the people living in the northern U.S. were just as guilty of prejudical injustice as those living in the southern states.
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 522 word document (text and images)
Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward
Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817
Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe
Brief speech in which the speaker described his treatment after arriving in Canada and stressed that this offered proof that prejudice existed in that country as well as in the U.S.
Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 193 word document (text and image)
Title: Thomas M. Kinnard
Speaker or author: Kinnard, T. M. (Thomas M.)
Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe
Speech given in England relating the prejudice that was forming towards the escaped slaves who had settled in Canada. The speaker believed that the American government had placed people in Canada in an attempt to influence a prejudicial government there that didn't reflect the ideals of freedom that British rule had in place. The speaker was most concerned with the prejudice infiltrating the church. He believed that education was the only hope to prevent the damage prejudice could do.
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 401 word document (text and images)
Title: William J. Watkins
Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.
Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe
Overview of brief speech encouraging the black population of Canada to take responsibility for their own lives and future. The speaker encouraged his audience to vote for those he believed would benefit the black citizens of Canada most by working for justice and racial equality.
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 414 word document (text and images)
Title: William J. Watkins
Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.
Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe
Overview of speech delivered before a Canadian audience explaining various theories on what started the Civil War and what its possible outcome might be. (Speech 24170 is a duplicate of this speech.)
Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 684 word document (text and images)
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