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Speaker or author: Catto, William T.

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

Speech given during the dedication of a monument to the life of John T. Cook erected at Harmony Cemetery in Washington, DC. The speaker compared the monument to those of ancient Rome, Egypt, and Greece. He compares the barbarism of ancient civilizations with that of modern times.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 2,922 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1859-10-24

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

Keywords: Christianity; Columbian Harmony Cemetery; Egypt; history; monument; Washington, DC

People: Cook, John T.; Nightingale, Florence

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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