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Speaker or author: Grimes, Leonard A., 1815-1874

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech in which the speaker urged all African American men in New England to take up arms against the Confederacy since they had now been given the opportunity to do so. He reminded his listeners that they had offered to help fight the war in the past and had been refused. Now was the time to prove themselves worthy of the opportunity to fight that the government was giving to them.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 288 word document (text and image)

Date published: 1863

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

Keywords: Boston; Civil War; enlistment; Massachusetts; New Bedford; New England; soldier

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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