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Title: Alexander Crummell
Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
The speaker stressed the benefits of immigration to Liberia by free African Americans. He emphasized the potential for riches, quality education, and peaceful freedom that were available in Liberia.
Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 550 word document (text and images)
Title: Alexander Crummell
Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
Overview of speech regarding the benefits of living in Liberia. The speaker painted a picture of a booming civilization with natural abundance and potential for economy growth and prosperity.
Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,020 word document (text and images)
Title: Alexander Crummell
Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
Lengthy speech describing the current conditions in Africa, the new colony in Monrovia and in Liberia. The speaker emphasized the abundance of natural resources, the stability of the freedom based government, and the availability of education to everyone. (Speech 24099 is a duplicate of this speech. Speech 24140 offers another version of this speech.)
Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 5,852 word document (text and images)
Title: Alexander Crummell
Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
The speaker offered a report on the progress being made in Liberia over the previous four years. Trade, education and immigration had increased, and the future for the country looked bright and hopeful.
Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 388 word document (text and image)
Title: Alexander Crummell
Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
The speaker encouraged immigration to Liberia for former slaves. He emphasized the future potential awaiting free African Americans in Africa that would not only benefit the country, but benefit the race.
Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 276 word document (text and image)
Title: Alexander Crummell
Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
Lengthy speech published in two issues of the African Repository newspaper (combined here into one speech). The speaker noted the similarities between the enslaved people in the U.S. and those enslaved in Israel and Egypt in ancient times. The speaker believed colonization of Africa offered the way to freedom. He emphasized the positive aspects of the new colonies in Monrovia and Liberia.
Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 5,353 word document (text and images)
Title: Edward Wilmot Blyden
Speaker or author: Blyden, Edward Wilmot, 1832-1912.
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
Speech delivered on the 18th anniversary of Liberian Independence. The speaker stressed the accomplishments of the nation of Liberia and suggested amendments to its constitution.
Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 4,406 word document (text and images)
Title: Edward Wilmot Blyden
Speaker or author: Blyden, Edward Wilmot, 1832-1912.
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
Speech describing the geographical and cultural aspects of Ethiopia, Liberia and other explored areas of Africa. The speaker encouraged an evangelical approach to colonization of Africa.
Description of file(s): PDF 18 page, 7,230 word document (text and images)
Title: Edward Wilmot Blyden
Speaker or author: Blyden, Edward Wilmot, 1832-1912.
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
Inaugural speech given at the founding of the first college in West Africa. The speaker stressed the importance of education in the formation of Liberia.
Description of file(s): PDF 22 page, 8,619 word document (text and images)
Title: Edward Wilmot Blyden
Speaker or author: Blyden, Edward Wilmot, 1832-1912.
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
The speaker described life in Africa with the U.S. colonization efforts taking place there. He encouraged freed slaves to immigrate and participate in the colonization of Liberia and Ethiopia.
Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,331 word document (text and images)
Title: James Theodore Holly
Speaker or author: Holly, James Theodore
Newspaper or publication: African Repository
Sermon in tribute of Bishop Francis Burns, emphasizing his successful career and missionary work in Africa.
Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 3,407 word document (text and images)
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