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Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Overview of a speech given at the unveiling of monument to Abraham Lincoln who had died in April of that year. The speaker emphasized Lincoln's great achievements but tempered this with a reminder of the legacy the system of slavery had left. He urged continued efforts for social improvements and civil rights as the country recovered from the Civil War.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 3,929 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1865-07-04

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

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; Civil rights; Declaration of Inependence; education; Egypt; emancipation; England; history; liberty; Martin Luther; Prince Albert; The Colored People's Educational Monument Association; tribute

People: Lincoln, Abraham; Luther, Martin

Organization: The Colored People's Educational Monument Association

Publication type: Speeches; Text

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