Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory, 1787-1900

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Philip Sheldon Foner, Robert J. Branham, Robert Branham
University of Alabama Press, 1998 - 925 páginas

This comprehensive anthology will be the standard source for the
study of African American public address for years to come.

For Americans of the 19th century, as W. E. B. Du Bois observed, eloquent
speeches were 'the shining lights of civilization' that both expressed
and sought to improve the lives and communities from which they sprang.
Through political speeches, sermons, lectures, oral testimonies, and ceremonial
addresses, African Americans offered diverse responses to the issues and
events of their times, including not only slavery and racial equality but
also women's rights, education, religion, immigration, socialism, war,
Indian policy, and labor organization, among others. The speeches in this
collection are among the most powerful expressions of African American
opinions on these issues and were delivered on occasions and before audiences
where the speakers believed their words might be transformative.

Lift Every Voice is a completely revised, updated, and expanded
version of Philip Foner's 1972 classic Voice of Black America, which Library
Journal hailed as "indispensable.""This well-edited and
richly inclusive work," wrote Benjamin Quarles, "unveils the
full sweep of Black expression as found in platform addresses" by
"men and women who join eloquence with reason in articulating their
grievances and their aspirations and in arousing their listeners with their
ringing and prophetic challenges." This new collection includes over
60 additional texts and revised and expanded introductory essays that provide
historical, biographical, and critical information for each speech.

Containing more than 150 speeches, this anthology represents the most
extensive and diverse collection of African American oratory of the 18th
and 19th centuries ever published. Lift Every Voice makes readily
accessible not only the classic orations of such well-known figures
as Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Booker T. Washington but also
dozens of lesser-known but important speeches deserving greater recognition
and study. Many of these speeches are previously unpublished, uncollected,
or long out of print.

 

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Índice

Introduction
1
You Stand on the Level with the Greatest Kings on Earth
27
A Charge Delivered to the Brethren of the African Lodge
38
Pray God Give Us the Strength to Bear Up Under
45
Address to the People of Color
52
Universal Salvation
59
Abolition of the Slave Trade
66
A Thanksgiving Sermon
73
Equality before the Law by John Mercer Langston May 17 1874
524
by James T Rapier February 4 1875
549
The Great Problem to Be Solved by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper April 14 1875
564
Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln by Frederick Douglass April 14 1876
567
The Siouxs Revenge by B T Tanner July 13 1876
577
How Long? How Long O Heaven? by Reverend Henry McNeal Turner August 5 1876
579
The Remedy for the Evils of Society by Peter H Clark July 2 1877
580
Reasons Why the Colored American Should Go to Africa by John E Bruce October 1877
586

Mutual Interest Mutual Benefit and Mutual Relief
80
A Sermon Preached on the Funeral Occasion of Mary Henery
86
Valedictory Address
98
Termination of Slavery
104
The Cause of the Slave Became My
121
What If I Am a Woman?
135
Why a Convention Is Necessary
154
Prejudice Against the Colored
168
Let Us Do Justice to an Unfortunate People
182
The Rights of Colored Citizens in Traveling
189
An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America
198
For the Dissolution of the Union
205
by William Wells Brown September 27 1849
213
A Plea for the Oppressed
220
Arnt I a Woman?
226
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
246
Snakes and Geese
269
The Triumph of Equal School Rights in Boston
279
The Negro Race SelfGovernment and the Haitian Revolution
288
Liberty for Slaves
305
Break Every Yoke and Let the Oppressed Go Free
318
Why Slavery Is Still Rampant
328
61
354
We Ask for Our Rights
368
Lincolns Colonization Proposal Is AntiChristian
375
Freedoms Joyful
381
The Moral and Social Aspect of Africa
389
The Position and Duties of the Colored People
397
A Tribute to a Fallen Black Soldier by J Stanley September 8 1863
407
The Mission of the War by Frederick Douglass January 13 1864
410
Give Us Equal Pay and We Will Go to War by Reverend J P Campbell February 29 1864
426
Every Man Should Stand Equal Before the Law by Arnold Bertonneau April 12 1864
428
Let the Monster Perish by Henry Highland Garnet February 12 1865
432
Colored Men Standing in the Way of Their Own Race by James Lynch May 1865
443
Advice to ExSlaves by Martin Robinson Delany July 1865
445
An Appeal for Aid to the Freedmen by J Sella Martin November 1865
452
Deliver Us from Such a Moses
454
by Lewis Hayden December 27 1865
455
We Are All Bound Up Together by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper May 1866
456
These Are Revolutionary Times by Reverend E J Adams March 19 1867
460
Equal Rights for All Three Speeches by Sojourner Truth May 9 and 10 1867
463
To My White Fellow Citizens by B K Sampson November 1867
467
Break Up the Plantation System by Francis L Cardozo January 14 1868
469
Justice Should Recognize No Color by William H Grey January 1868
473
Claim the Rights of a Man by Reverend Henry McNeal Turner September 3 1868
475
Finish the Good Work of Uniting Colored and White Workingmen
483
by Isaac Myers August 18 1869
485
Composite Nation by Frederick Douglass December 7 1869
488
Then I Began to Live
503
Abolish Separate Schools by Hiram R Revels February 8 1871
506
The Ku Klux of the North by Isaiah C Wears November 1871
512
The Right of Women to Vote by Mary Ann Shadd Cary c January 1872
514
A Plea in Behalf of the Cuban Revolution by Henry Highland Garnet December 13 1872
517
The Civil Rights Bill by Robert Browne Elliott January 6 1874
520
The Destined Superiority of the Negro by Alexander Crummell November 1877
589
Migration Is the Only Remedy for Our Wrongs by Robert J Harlan May 8 1879
599
Race Unity by Ferdinand L Barnett May 9 1879
603
Redeem the Indian by Blanche K Bruce April 17 1880
607
These Evils Call Loudly for Redress by John P Green May 1884
613
Negro EducationIts Helps and Hindrances
623
680
627
The Stone Cut Out of the Mountain by John Jasper July 20 1884
634
Reasons for a New Political Party by Reverend Henry McNeal Turner February 12 1886
640
The Present Relations of Labor and Capital by T Thomas Fortune April 20 1886
642
How Shall We Make the Women of Our Race Stronger? by Olivia A Davidson April 21 1886
645
Introduction of Master Workman Powderly by Frank J Ferrell October 3 1886
652
Am an Anarchist by Lucy E Parsons December 20 1886
655
Mob Violence by Samuel Allen McElwee February 23 1887
660
Womans Place in the Work of the Denomination by Mary V Cook August 26 1887
663
How Shall We Get Our Rights? by Reverend M Edward Bryant December 4 1887
676
Importance of Race Pride by Edward Everett Brown March 5 1888
680
Woman Suffrage by Frederick Douglass April 1888
687
Denounce the SoCalled Emancipation as a Stupendous Fraud by Frederick Douglass April 16 1888
693
Organized Resistance Is Our Best Remedy by John E Bruce October 5 1889
707
National Perils by William Bishop Johnson October 20 1889
708
It Is Time to Call a Halt by T Thomas Fortune January 1890
713
Harvard Class Day Oration by Clement Garnett Morgan June 1890
728
Education and the Problem by Joseph C Price July 1890
734
Lynch Law in All Its Phases by Ida B Wells February 13 1893
745
The Intellectual Progress of the Colored Women of the United States Since the Emancipation Proclamation
761
Womens Cause Is One and Universal
772
The Ethics of the Hawaiian Question
790
Address to the First National Conference of Colored Women
797
A Plea against the Disfranchisement of the Negro
805
The African in Africa and the African in America
815
We Are Struggling for Equality
832
In Union There Is Strength
840
The Attitude of the American Mind toward
846
The Functions of the Negro Scholar
857
We Must Have a Cleaner Social Morality
863
The Negro Will Never Acquiesce as Long as He Lives
872
The Fallacy of Industrial Education as
878
The Burden of the Educated Colored Woman
885
To the Nations of the World
905
229
909
728
910
359
911
761
912
158
913
469
914
273
915
599
916
384
917
607
918
483
919
503
921
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The late Philip S. Foner was Professor Emeritus of History at Lincoln University. Robert James Branham is Professor of Rhetoric at Bates College.




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