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Speaker or author: Stewart, Austin, fl. 1840

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given during a convention held to adopt measures to ensure the franchisement of the free people of color in the free states. Attendees were encouraged to exercise their rights even if they didn't succeed in order to continue the struggle toward total political and social freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 791 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1841-08-25

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

Keywords: Civil rights; franchisement; political rights; vote

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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