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Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Congregational Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech regarding the injustices of slavery and prejudice emphasizing the extreme cruelity that can result from fear and hatred in mass populations. The speaker noted that while slavery intended to make "beasts of burden" of human bodies, the reality of slavery demonstrated that the institution was instead a battle to chain human minds.

Description of file(s): PDF 29 page, 12,568 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Re-Opening of Colored Grammar School No. 1.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 24, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Overview of a ceremony marking the re-opening of a grammar school for African American children. Several important members of the African American community were present. Presentations were made to outstanding leaders and students including a piece of the Atlantic cable that had been installed in 1858.

Description of file(s): one scanned, three columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: The Anniversaries--Cagle.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 19, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer discusses the current situation with race relations in the social structure. He's noticed how the overall social focus is on determining human worth by race. If African Americans are willing to agree with this system and degrade themselves to conform to it, the writer predicts a dire future for mankind.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

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