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

Newspaper or publication: Morgan State University Library -- Pamphlet Collection

Speech given before the House of Representatives denouncing slavery as an inhumane system in a country founded on freedom. The speaker related his own experiences with slavery and the injustices he had witnessed growing up as a slave. Now that slavery had ended, he asked that the government approach the recovery of the Union with an eye towards racial harmony.

Description of file(s): PDF 20 page, 5,472 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1865-02-12

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

Keywords: Africa; children; Christianity; Civil rights; Constitution; Declaration of Independence; emancipation; Fernando Wood; freedom; George Washington; government; history; law; Magna Charta; Middle Passage; patriotism; prejudice; Reformation; religion; Thomas Jefferson; women

People: Jefferson, Thomas; Washington, George; Wood, Fernando

Publication type: Speeches; Text

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