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Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

The speaker expressed opposition to the recently passed Fugitive Slave law and emphasized that slavery was a "...disposition on the part of the strong and selfish to use and employ the weak and miserable part of creation as their own instruments...." The speaker felt that the only remedy for this situation was to improve and elevate the condition of the race. He believed that a type of colonization of Africa based in missionary work was the answer, although he expressed that this was not related to a scheme to remove the race from the U.S. as some believed.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 936 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1851-05-19

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

Keywords: Africa; Colonization; emancipation; Fugitive Slave Law

Organization: British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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