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Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech stressing the idea that the Constitution is "pro-slavery" and that the Liberty Party has formed to protest this. The speaker notes that "A protest amounts to nothing, so long as he continues in fellowship with those who persist in evil-doing." This statement was in response to a suggestion that the Liberty Party members "unite" with the slaveholders in governmental action.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,275 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Thursday, April 13, 1837. To the thoughtless part of our colored citizens.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer apologizes for the crowd of protestors who gathered around and near the trial of fugitive slaves held earlier that week. He admonishes the protestors and askes them to cease such actions. But he also offers his contempt for the men who would hunt and capture those who they call "fugitives."

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

Subtitle: Silence On Our Part Not To Be Expected.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that protest and appeals for justice should be expected from African Americans. He encourages them to continue, yet to approach this effort as "enlightened, prudent, and modest" people.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Bibliotheque Nationale -- Paris, France

Speech presented in France before a French audience. The original speech is published in French and translated for an English speaking audience (both versions are shown). The speech is a brief thank you to the French government for abolishing slavery in France and the French colonies. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 141 word document (text and image)

Title: William Whipper

Speaker or author: Whipper, William, 1804?-1876

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech published in four separate issues of the Colored American newspaper regarding non-resistence and peaceful protest to the tyranny of slavery, from a Christian perspective.

Description of file(s): PDF 27 page, 6,467 word document (text and images)

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