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Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given in response to a resolution presented before the American Abolition Society meeting. The speaker said that so far all attempts at a peaceful resolution to the issue of slavery have failed. He could see the direction the country was going, and while he didn't agree with dissolving the Union, he could understand the need for radical change at that point.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,925 word document (text and images)

Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

In this election year, the speaker encouraged continued vigilance in the fight for abolition of slavery. The speaker stressed where each party and each presidential candidate stood on the issue of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 3,422 word document (text and images)

Title: Lewis Hayden

Speaker or author: Hayden, Lewis, 1815-1889

Newspaper or publication: Boston Athenaeum -- Pamphlet Collection

Lengthy speech regarding the status of freed African Americans within the order of Freemasonry. The speaker stressed concern over growing racial prejudice within the order. He was also concerned that President Andrew Johnson was not doing anything to combat the increasing racial prejudice within the U.S. The speaker paid special attention to the wording of the Freemason doctrine regarding membership. He also gave a brief history of the order, including its goals, moral obligations and social commitment. This speech contains valuable information regarding the influence of Freemasonry in the founding of the U. S.

Description of file(s): PDF 56 page, 17,480 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: The Fourth of July, 1863.

Title: Pacific Appeal - July 4, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer reflects on the years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He includes an excerpt from the Scholar's Manual which provides insight into the drafting of this important document. He notes that African American men fought in 1776 to secure the freedom this document represents, but it's only now that they can truly celebrate their own freedom.

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

Subtitle: The Law of Nature.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 28, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer responds to a speech given by Charles O'Connor in which he proclaimed that slavery was "ordained by nature." The writer points out several theories to the contrary proposed by some of the world's greatest thinkers.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (four columns)

Subtitle: John Clancy on George Bancroft.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 8, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer gives brief biographical portraits of George Bancroft and John Clancey, including his opinions of these two men.

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

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