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Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech addressing the current question of "what is to be done with the free colored people?" At the time, there were several issues regarding what would happen to the country if the slaves were set free. The speaker addressed the national fears; amalgamation; ideas regarding colonization or "removal"; and irrational concerns about violence. He assured his audience that both races were capable of living together in harmony.

Description of file(s): PDF 18 page, 5,281 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1860-01-27

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

Keywords: amalgamation; Boston; Canada; Civil War; Colonization; Congress; emancipation; England; France; freedom; government; government; Henry Wilson; Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society; Parker Pillsbury; prejudice; Wendell Phillips; William Lloyd Garrison

People: Garrison, William Lloyd; Phillips, Wendell; Pillsbury, Parker; Wilson, Henry

Organization: Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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