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Subtitle: Andrew Johnson President of the United States.

Title: Black Republican - April 22, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The writer briefly discusses the support he assures his readers that Andrew Johnson will receive from African Americans who trust his leadership and commitment to freedom for all citizens.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Reconstruction.

Title: Elevator - September 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The writer offers commentary on recent developments in the Reconstruction efforts of the country since the Civil War.

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

Title: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Speaker or author: Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview of speech expressing concern regarding the direction and motivation of Reconstruction efforts under the guidance of President Andrew Johnson.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 598 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)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker expresses his concern that the promises made by Abraham Lincoln and the freeing of the slaves would not be realized. He urges the abolitionists to continue fighting for freedom and suffrage. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 580 word document (text and images)

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