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Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech given in response to a paper read by Dr. James Hunt regarding the mental and physical differences between the Negro and Caucasian races. Dr. Hunt's paper emphasized the superiority of the Caucasian race. The speaker offered a fable: a man and a lion viewed a picture of a lion being held down violently by a man. The man pointed out that this proved the man's superiority. The lion then pointed out that the man had painted the picture. The speaker included a brief overview of his own experience in slavery. (Speech 26183 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 829 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1863-08-28

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

Keywords: Africa; Dr. James Hunt; England; Hayti; race; science

People: Hunt, Dr. James

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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