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Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe

Overview of brief speech encouraging the black population of Canada to take responsibility for their own lives and future. The speaker encouraged his audience to vote for those he believed would benefit the black citizens of Canada most by working for justice and racial equality.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 414 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1861

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

Keywords: Canada; education; fugitive; George Brown; independence; John Anderson; liberty

People: Anderson, John; Brown, George

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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