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Title: Alexander Crummell

Speaker or author: Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Speech given during the annual meeting of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society attended mostly by members of the Society of Friends. The speaker describes the progress and successes of the abolition movement throughout the world.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 4,506 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Kossuth and the European War.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 22, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer offers commentary on a recent speech by Lajos Kassuth asking for aid from the U.S. where he is living in exile. His goal is to return to power in Hungary. The writer is concerned that the U.S. will become involved in this bloody conflict along with several countries in Europe.

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Title: Henry W. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, Henry W., abolitionist

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech denouncing the motivation behind the American Colonization Society and the Fugitive Slave Bill. The speaker stressing the irony that the U.S. will welcome fleeing Hungarian refugees to its shores but does not provide a welcome to the refugees of slavery who already reside here.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 2,934 word document (text and images)

Title: Impartial Citizen - August 15, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer comments on the current Presidential Administration's foreign and domestic policies.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Lengthy speech describing the various attributes and skills of a great orator, and the benefits of the freedom of public speaking in the U.S. The speaker believes oratory to be the greatest art of expression in a free country.

Description of file(s): PDF 36 page, 8,718 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Bristol Mercury

Anecdotal speech given before a meeting on American slavery held in Bristol, England. The speaker recounted his own escape to freedom and stories of others who had done the same. He spoke of the horrors and injustices of slavery, and stressed the importance of the support of the British people in the abolition of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,626 word document (text and images)

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