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Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (Incomplete)

Eloquent speech regarding the positive changes the speaker could already see as a result of the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of the slaves. The speaker stressed, however, that more changes were needed before racial equality could be realized.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,141 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1865-02-28

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

Keywords: Chrispus Attucks; Civil rights; Civil War; Constitution; Declaration of Independence; freedom; government; liberty; politics; soldiers; South Carolina; vote; William Lloyd Garrison

People: Attucks, Chrispus; Garrison, William Lloyd

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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