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Thursday, June 10th, 2010

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

South Carolina has its barbarians.  These have degraded the American Senate, and brutally applying force to repress freedom of debate upon the subject of Slavery, have murderously clubbed a Massachusetts Senator in his seat, till he was insensible. For the first time has the extreme discipline of the Plantation been introduced into the Senate of the United States. Is there not some hero to make it the last time, and to assure the dignity of that body, and the political freedom of the Nation?

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Map of Liberia
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Abolitionist Samuel J. May confronts a northern merchant

At the annual meeting of the American Antislavery Society in May, 1835, I was sitting upon the platform of the Houston Street Presbyterian Church in New York, when I was surprised to see a gentleman enter and take his seat who, I knew, was one of the most prominent cotton merchants in the city.

He had not been seated long before he beckoned me to meet him at the door. I did so. "Please walk out with me, sir," said he; "I have some thing of great importance to communicate."

Anti-Slavery Fair
Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Dear Friends:

The pleasing duty in inviting you, one and all, to meet in Convention, at Worcester, on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6th and 7th, has been imposed upon us by the Board of Managers of the Massachusetts Anti−Slavery Society.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The great fundamental principle of Abolitionists is that man cannot rightfully hold his fellow man as property. Therefore, we affirm that every slaveholder is a man−stealer; a man, is a man, and as a man he has inalienable rights he cannot rightfully be reduced to slavery. Our principle is that no circumstances can ever justify a man in holding his fellow man as property.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

An African

The above picture shows how an African appears in his native country. See that elephant's tusk leaning against him. The Africans sell them for ivory, and they are made into a great many useful articles in this country. The African appears free and independent, but he is a heathen. He looks abroad upon nature, but knows little, or nothing, of nature's God.

A Martyr Goes to his Death
Friday, December 2nd, 1859
Can Slavery Now Spread Everywhere?
Tuesday, March 10th, 1857

The Opinion of Chief Justice Taney

Albany, New York, Evening Journal [Republican]

Friday, March 9th, 1855

My friends, I am very glad to have it to say, have it to feel, that I am once more in the land of liberty; that I am with those who are my friends. Until my tenth year I did not care what became of me; but soon after I began to learn that there is a Christ who came to make us free; I began to hear about a North, and to feel the necessity for freedom of soul and body. I heard of a North where men of my color could live without any man daring to say to them, "You are my property;" and I determined by the blessing of God, one day to find my way there.

Meeting Notice
Friday, May 26th, 1854



WILL BE HELD  THIS FRIDAY EVEN'G, May 26th, at 7 o'clock,


And NOW IMPRISONED IN BOSTON COURT HOUSE, in defiance of the Laws of Massachusetts, Shall be plunged into the Hell of Viginia Slavery by a Massachusetts Judge of Probate!

BOSTON, May 26, 1854

Wednesday, January 11th, 1854

Slavery is malevolent (evil) and malignant. It loves aggression, for when it ceases to be aggressive it stagnates and decays. It is the leper of modern civilization, but a leper whom no cry of "unclean" will keep from intruding into uninfected company.

Thursday, March 17th, 1853

Dexter, Washtenaw co., Mich., Feb. 18, 1853.-Anti-Slavery prospects in Michigan never looked brighter than at present. Individuals composing the old political parties are beginning to look dispassionately and without prejudice upon the Anti-Slavery aspect of political affairs. Much of Anti-Slavery truth, heretofore discarded by them as fanatical, is now received and ready by all. Uncle Tom's Cabin, thundering along the pathway of reform, is having a magnificent influence on the public mind.

Friday, October 25th, 1850

The Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Workings of the Fugitive Slave Law

Abolitionist Samuel J. May confronts a northern merchant:

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