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Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker, a physician at the Coloured Orphan Asylum, gave a presentation of a young African Bushman named Henry who had been recently placed in the orphanage. Mr. Smith gave an overview of Henry's history, the Bushmen tribe he belonged to, and called attention to Henry's mental and physical capacities.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,821 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1849

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

Keywords: Africa; Bushmen; Coloured Orphan Asylum; Hottentot; morals

Organization: Coloured Orphan Asylum

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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