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Speaker or author: Still, William, 1821-1902.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Eloquent and rational speech regarding the unique predicament the free black citizens of Pennsylvania found themselves in since they were bordered by three slaveholding states and since the passing of the Fugitive Slave Law created incentive for kidnapping. The speaker emphasized the value of what they, as free black citizens, offered to the rest of the country in terms of example; and what they could do to protect and take care of themselves in emergency situations.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 3,137 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1860-08-04

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

Keywords: Africa; August 1st; British; Canada; celebration; England; free state; Fugitive Slave Law; government; Pennsylvania; prejudice; slave state; suffrage; tyranny; West Indies

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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