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Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Passionate speech regarding the oppression of slavery. Stress is placed on the illogical belief that keeping the slave ignorant keeps him or her from being discontent; and emphasizing that denying slaves an education prevents them from providing for their own medical, legal, and moral care.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,143 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1845-07-04

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

Keywords: Declaration of Independence; oppression; Patrick Henry; Poland; prejudice; Thomas Jefferson

People: Henry, Patrick; Jefferson, Thomas

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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