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Speaker or author: Street, Thomas H.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Speech delivered during a celebration of the first anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The speaker traced the history of slavery from its ancient beginning to the progress made since emancipation. He stressed that it takes both the white and black races of American people working together to make the country great. He encouraged all African Americans to continue to improve themselves to meet the social challenges that lay ahead.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 2,711 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1864-01-01

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

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; Africa; celebration; Civil rights; Civil War; civilization; Egypt; Emancipation Proclamation; England; equality; France; government; history; justice; patriotism; politics; prejudice; Spain; state law; West Indies

People: Lincoln, Abraham

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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