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Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker stressed that where there is one person legally enslaved in the U.S., there is no liberty for anyone. Slavery makes slaves of us all. When a government encourages slavery, it evokes a need to control the slaves. This requires laws which limit freedom for everyone. The speaker offered examples to substantiate his ideas.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 3,349 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1859-09-04

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

Keywords: Civil rights; freedom; law; liberty; Newspapers; Oberlin; politics; prejudice; Salmon P. Chase; states rights; Western Anti-Slavery Society; William Lloyd Garrison; Womens' Rights

People: Chase, Salmon P.; Garrison, William Lloyd

Organization: Western Anti-Slavery Society

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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