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Speaker or author: Johnson, Henry W., abolitionist

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech delivered during a celebration of the August 1st emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker stresses the plight of those still enslaved in this country but is encouraged by events that he sees must lead the U.S. to emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 5,038 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1848-08-01

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; liberty; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: August 1st; Britain; Declaration of Independence; France; freedom; Freedom's Jubilee; fugitives; injustice; liberty; revolution; Wendell Phillips; West Indies

People: Phillips, Wendell

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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