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Title: H. Ford Douglass

Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books & Manuscripts

Speech discussing the politics of slavery stressing the influence of government and political figures in continuing the institution.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,045 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Calling the Roll.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 24, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

Commentary on the part the question of slavery plays in the current political arena. He emphasizes that political slavery is just as degrading as physical bondage.

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

Subtitle: What We are Fighting For.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 14, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer presents his case for the necessity of the Civil War. He urges all African Americans to join the fight for freedom once the government accepts their services in this war.

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

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the pro-slavery approach taken by Robert Toombs in a recent speech the speaker had attended. The speaker noticed a change in public attitude towards slavery but emphasized that more work was required to put a final end to the system itself.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,365 word document (text and images)

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