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Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech commemorating the March 5th death of Crispus Attucks, a day that African Americans had long celebrated. This celebration had been merged with the July 4th celebration, but the speaker asked his audience to remember the sacrifices of black war heroes on this day.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 314 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1865-03-05

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

Keywords: Boston; British; Crispus Attucks; Dred Scott; England; heroes; martyr; patriotism; Peter Salem; revolution; soldiers

People: Attucks, Crispus; Salem, Peter; Scott, Dred

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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