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Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech addressing the fears expressed within the country regarding the emancipation of the slaves. The speaker emphasized that the fear of amalgamation is groundless since it presupposes an "uncommon attraction on the part of the blacks" to the white race and this was not the case. He encouraged his audience to have faith and trust the path to freedom that lay before them.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 336 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1863-05-28

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

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; amalgamation; Civil War; emancipation; government; mulattoes; prejudice; rebels

People: Lincoln, Abraham

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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