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Title: Henry Highland Garnet

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

Newspaper or publication: Gateshead Observer

Passionate speech regarding the suffering of human beings under slavery in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the abuses and injustices inflicted upon "... as many human beings held in bondage in the United States as there were all Scotland."

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,246 word document (text and images)

Title: John Mercer Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Historical Society -- Pamphlet Collection

The speaker traced the history of the human struggle for freedom, justice and liberty. He emphasized that the struggle for emancipation of the slaves was part of this universal, human struggle for freedom. The speaker stressed that all human beings have an innate desire to be free, and this is their birthright.

Description of file(s): PDF 25 page, 8,341 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created free and equal."

Title: Palladium of Liberty - April 24, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer comments on a quote by John Wesley on liberty and freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "And Satan Came Also."

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 5, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to comments made by Rev. Mr. Kettel at a recent convention regarding the question of where African Americans fit in the social structure. He is amazed that Reverend Kettell justifies his opinion on the mistreatment of slaves by saying that slaves were mistreated in Roman times. The place of cruelty, according to Reverend Kettel, is therefore to be accepted as part of the institution of slavery. To Reverend Kettel, slavery is not a sin and should continue.

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

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