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Subtitle: West Indies.

Title: Colored American - June 8, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer describes the actions of a pro-slavery faction operating in the newly emancipated British West Indies. These men are attempting to continue the oppression of newly freed slaves by making their lives unbearable.

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

Title: Owen B. Nickens

Speaker or author: Nickens, Owen B.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Report from Liberator newspaper describes a speech given during celebration activities on the anniversary of the emancipation of slavery in New York state.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 889 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Williams

Speaker or author: Williams, Peter, 1780?-1840

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Speech given for the benefit of the "coloured community of Wilberforce" in Upper Canada. Speech addresses efforts of the Colonization Society to relocate free people of color to Africa and Hayti. (Speech 00793 is duplicate of this speech)

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,488 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Illegal Slavery.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer comments on the irony of a system of slavery existing in the U.S., a country established on the ideas of freedom and liberty.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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