February 18, 1842 This meeting, held in the Representatives’ Hall, began at an early evening hour, and continued until almost eleven.  Speakers included Remond,  Phillips, Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Slavery Organizations Douglass, Frederick Kelley, Abby Phillips, Wendell Remond, Lenox

November 18, 1842 Here is a letter from Douglass, telling of a gathering in New Bedford, and commenting on the Latimer case.

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Douglass, Frederick Latimer, George

May 9, 1845 Here is notice that the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass will soon be published, and includes here the Preface, written by Garrison.  “The subject and…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1845 Douglass, Frederick

October 30, 1846 This letter from Thompson tells of the visit which he, Garrison, and Douglass had with Clarkson. “The present seems a suitable moment for me to say, that…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1846 Clarkson, Thomas Douglass, Frederick Thompson, George

January 15, 1847 Tells of how, soon after his arrival in England there were people intent on effecting legal emancipation of Douglass, “provided his ransom could be effected at a…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Douglass, Frederick

April 30, 1847 A long article from the London Morning Advertiser, March 3, telling of a gathering of tribute to Douglass, upon his leaving England to return to the USA.

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Douglass, Frederick

April 30, 1847 An account of a public meeting in Lynn, to welcome Douglass home, comes with a letter to Garrison, from Douglass, telling of his arrival home, also a…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Douglass, Frederick

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Discrimination Douglass, Frederick

May 21, 1847  The story of a reception at the Belknap Street Church, May 3, with a crowd to welcome Douglass upon his return from England.  Resolutions of commendation are…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Douglass, Frederick

June 11, 1847   Under the column, Refuge of Oppression there are two brief notes about Bibb; one tells of Bibb, saying that he will probably go to England, as…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Bibb, Henry Douglass, Frederick Prejudice

June 25, 1847 A letter to Garrison, from Robert Lockhart, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, May 31, brings notice of the intent by friends to raise money for ” the purpose of  purchasing…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Douglass, Frederick

July 9, 1847 Three articles on the first page enter the discussion of the proposed paper.  One is signed simply, Libertas. Another is from Chronotype, and the third is a…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Douglass, Frederick

July 16, 1847 A letter to Garrison, from Isaac Stearns, July 13, regrets that Douglass has given up the idea of a press.  He implies that Douglass “has been advised…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Douglass, Frederick

July 23, 1847 A letter to Garrison, from Douglass, dated July 18.  Douglass comments on what he has read in recent weeks of the Liberator, and he regrets “… that…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Douglass, Frederick

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Douglass, Frederick

January 21, 1848 From Frederick Douglass’s North Star there is an account of the Bazaar, from Douglass, who indicates that “It was our lot to make the last anti-slavery speech…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Douglass, Frederick

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Douglass, Frederick

January 28, 1948 “Four numbers of the Star have been issued, and they are sufficient to indicate what will be its character, and the probability of its success.  They have…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Douglass, Frederick

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Douglass, Frederick Foster, Stephen Garrison public personality

September 22, 1848 From the North Star, here is the full letter which Douglass wrote to his former master, on the anniversary of his emancipation.   Douglass closes the letter in…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Douglass, Frederick

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Delany Douglass, Frederick Remond, Lenox

October 20, 1848 A report of the Convention, held at Cleveland, Sept 6, 7, and 8. A list of resolutions passed is included.   A National Central Committee was appointed, including…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Colored Convention Douglass, Frederick

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Colored Convention Douglass, Frederick

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Douglass, Frederick

January 5, 1849 Douglass has announced on Dec 22 the completion of the first volume of the paper.  Now he appeals for support,  and includes words which indicate that it…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1849 Douglass, Frederick

August 10, 1849 This is a selection from the North Star, written by Douglass. He indicates that Garnet is on his way to England…”the particular object of his mission to…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1849 Douglass, Frederick Garnet, Henry Highland

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Douglass, Frederick Thompson, George Violence vs. Garrison & Others

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Douglass, Frederick Foster, Stephen Fugitive Slave Laws Non-Resistance

June 20, 1851 Here is announcement from the North Star that the Rochester office of the North Star will soon issue a new weekly paper bearing the title, ‘Frederick Douglass…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Douglass, Frederick

July 4, 1851 In this announcement of the new paper, Garrison indicates that he prefers the old title “because of its brevity; because it wholly avoids the appearance of egotism…” …

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Douglass, Frederick

August 20, 1852 Here are actions taken at the Convention, held in Pittsburgh, August 11th.  Hon. Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts, was chosen as President.  The Platform is adopted, and speeches…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1852 Douglass, Frederick Free Soil Part Smith, Gerrit

July 22, 1853 From Frederick Douglass’s Paper is an account of the Convention, held in Rochester. “For the purpose of improving the character, developing the intelligence, maintaining the rights, and…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Colored Convention Douglass, Frederick

September 2, 1853 A communication from William C. Nell, written to Garrison, in which Nell includes a letter to Douglass.  Nell indicates that Douglass has “misrepresented my sayings and doings…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Douglass, Frederick Nell, William Cooper Remond, Lenox

December 2, 1853 A letter to Garrison, from Anna Douglass, requesting that he publish her letter, in which she states, that “it is not true, that the presence of a…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Douglass, Frederick

December 16, 1853 Signed by “N.B.”, here is an article titled, The Mask Entirely Removed.  The context is twelve columns in Douglass’s paper, which are in response to articles in…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Douglass, Frederick

January 6, 1854 A large audience assembled in the Belknap Street Church for the second annual meeting of the Association.  The group had been established in the previous year, “for…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Colored support for Garrison Douglass, Frederick Garrison public personality

January 27, 1854 From the Frederick Douglass’s Paper,  under the title The Liberator, A.S. Standard and Pennsylvania Freeman,  Douglass says that his purpose “..is not to re-open, but, if possible,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Douglass, Frederick

August 25, 1854 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Norfolk (VA) Daily News:  “The nigger statesman of the North, is, we learn, to be brought forward for Congress…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Douglass, Frederick

December 29, 1854 From Frederick Douglass’s Paper, comes a letter signed by Laura. S. Holland, telling of the severe treatment of Fairbank at the hands of Kentucky authorities, by whom…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Douglass, Frederick Fairbanks, Calvin

February 9, 1855 A letter to Garrison, comes from “R.T.”, in Philadelphia.  It comments on the oratorical power of Douglass, and cites parts of the speech in which Douglass says…

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1855 Douglass, Frederick

1857 Disunion Douglass, Frederick

1859 Brown, John Douglass, Frederick Thoreau, Henry David

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1859 Brown, John Douglass, Frederick

December 14, 1860 A long article, signed by C.K.W., gives a detailed account of the event, including an account of the re-convened meeting at the Joy Street church.  Among those…

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1860 Anti-Slavery Organizations Chapman, Maria Weston Douglass, Frederick Phillips, Wendell

September 23, 1864 Douglass writes about a letter of his recently sent to an English correspondent, and published subsequently in the Liberator.  Douglass comments on that letter, and in the…

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1864 Douglass, Frederick Lincoln, Abraham

1865 Douglass, Frederick

October 13, 1865 Colored men in Baltimore have purchased a building, and organized The Douglass Institute, the purpose of which is “the intellectual advancement of the colored portion of the…

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1865 Douglass, Frederick