Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence

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Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence  (1914) 
edited by Alice Moore Dunbar
"This collection of speeches by prominent African-American leaders focuses on issues defining the black experience in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 51 selections focus on slavery, emigration to Africa, abolition, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow segregation."
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MASTERPIECES OF
NEGRO ELOQUENCE

THE BEST SPEECHES DELIVERED BY THE NEGRO
FROM THE DAYS OF SLAVERY TO THE PRESENT
TIME

EDITED BY
ALICE MOORE DUNBAR

Copyright, 1914,
by
Robert John Nelson

Printed in the United States of America



TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF THE NEGRO RACE, THIS
BOOK IS DEDICATED, WITH THE HOPE THAT IT MAY
HELP INSPIRE THEM WITH A BELIEF IN THEIR OWN
POSSIBILITIES

Table of Contents[edit]

Preface
Prince Saunders
    The People of Hayti and a Plan of Emigration
James McCune Smith
    Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Haytian Revolution
Hilary Teague
    Liberia: Its Struggles and Its Promises
Frederick Douglass
    What to the Slave is the Fourth of July
    On the Unveiling of the Lincoln Monument
Charles H. Langston
    Should Colored Men be Subject to the Pains and Penalties of the Fugitive Slave Law?
Richard T. Greener
    Young Men to the Front
Robert Browne Elliot
    The Civil Rights Bill
John R. Lynch
    Civil Rights and Social Equality
Alexander Dumas, Fils
    On the Occasion of Taking His Seat in the French Academy
John M. Langston
    Centennial Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
    Centennial Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society
Henry Highland Garnet
    A Memorial Discourse
George L. Ruffin
    Crispus Attucks
P. B. S. Pinchback
    Address During Presidential Campaign of 1880
Alexander Crummell
    The Black Woman of the South
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
    An Open Letter to the Educational League of Georgia
James Madison Vance
    In the Wake of the Coming Ages
Booker T. Washington
    At the Opening of the Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta
    Robert Gould Shaw
Christian A. Fleetwood
    The Negro as a Soldier
Charles W. Anderson
    The Limitless Possibilities of the Negro Race
William Sanders Scarborough
    The Party of Freedom and the Freedmen
Nathan F. Mossell
    The Teaching of History
George H. White
    A Defense of the Negro Race
Levi J. Coppin
    The Negro's Part in the Redemption of Africa
Fanny Jackson Coppin
    A Plea for Industrial Opportunity
William J. Gaines
    An Appeal to Our Brother in White
Edward Wilmot Blyden
    The Political Outlook for Africa
W. Justin Carter
    The Duty and Responsibility of the Anglo-Saxon
Theophilus G. Steward
    The Army as a Trained Force
D. Webster Davis
    The Sunday-School and Church as a Solution of the Negro Problem
Reverdy C. Ransom
    William Lloyd Garrison
James L. Curtis
    Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Walters
    Abraham Lincoln and Fifty Years of Freedom
Archibald H. Grimke
    On the Presentation of a Loving Cup to Senator Foraker
Francis H. Grimke
    Equality of Rights for All Citizens
James E. Shapard
    Is the Game Worth the Candle?
Robert Russa Moton
    Some Elements Necessary to Race Development
George William Cook
    The Two Seals
J. Milton Waldron
    A Solution of the Race Problem
J. Francis Gregory
    The Social Bearings of the Fifth Commandment
William C. Jason
    Life's Morn
William H. Lewis
    Abraham Lincoln
Alice M. Dunbar
    David Livingstone
Kelly Miller
    Education for Manhood
Robert T. Jones
    On Making a Life
Ernest Lyon
    Emancipation and Racial Advancement
John C. Dancy
    The Future of the Negro Church
W. Ashbie Hawkins
    The Negro Lawyer
W. E. B. Dubois
   The Training of Negroes for Social Reform


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