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

Newspaper or publication: Printed Copy -- Rhode Island Historical Society -- Newspaper Clipping File

The speaker encouraged a defiant attitude of the convention attendees to the continuation of slavery. He denounced the recent Dred Scott decision, and called for the state of Massachusetts to take action towards total emancipation in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 206 word document (text and image)

Date published: 1857

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: audio; defiance; Dred Scott; Josiah Henson; legislation; Massachusetts; oppression; Roger Brooke Taney

People: Henson, Josiah; Scott, Dred; Taney, Roger Brooke

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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