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Subtitle: Henry Clay's Speech.

Title: Colored American - February 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers comments on Henry Clay's recent speech. The writer believes that Henry Clay's perception of slavery is based upon his upbringing and experience with the system of slavery in the south.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill and recounting brief stories of those who escaped to freedom in Canada. He noted that slaveholders were not open to reason or compassion when it came to the question of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 681 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of speech stressing the silent compliance of the Church regarding the issue of slavery. He noted that by their lack of action, both Church and politicians have in this way encouraged the continuation of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 780 word document (text and images)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech regarding the irony of slavery in a country that is founded on freedom and liberty. The speaker asked for donations to support the fugitive slaves who were living in Canada.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,015 word document (text and images)

Title: Stephen H. Gloucester

Speaker or author: Gloucester, Stephen H.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Eulogy given regarding the life and character of James Forten, Sr.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 5,795 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of speech delivered in London regarding the political condition of the question of slavery in the U.S. The speaker condemned the recent political actions of Daniel Webster and emphasized that life without liberty is not worth living.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 565 word document (text and images)

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