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Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech denouncing governmental bias towards prejudical action in the U.S., the colonization of Africa, and the overall injustices that continue to be suffred by African Americans. The speaker emphasized the Dred Scott decision and the establishment of the Fugitive Slave Law.

Description of file(s): PDF 14 page, 3,959 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1860

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

Keywords: Africa; Andrew Jackson; Britain; Colonization; Crispus Attucks; Dred Scott; Fugitive Slave Law; Georgia; government; Horace Greely; human rights; Jamaica; James Forten; John Brown; Louisiana; Maryland; Missouri; Philadelphia; Pierce Butler; politics; prejudice; revolution; soldiers; Tennessee; West Indies; William H. Seward

People: Attucks, Crispus; Brown, John; Butler, Pierce; Forten, James; Greely, Horace; Jackson, Andrew; Scott, Dred; Seward, William H.

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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