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

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Speech responding to a claim made by Captain Isaiah Rynders that he could prove the Negro race had descended from monkeys. Captain Rynders and a man referred to as Dr. Grant were attempting to convince others of the racial inferiority of the Negro race.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 531 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1850-05-07

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

Keywords: American Anti-Slavery Society; Captain Isaiah Rynders; Declaration of Independence; Egypt; Frederick Douglass; Greeks; monkeys; prejudice; race; racial; Romans; science

People: Douglass, Frederick; Rynders, Captain Isaiah

Organization: American Anti-Slavery Society

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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