Series One: Speeches, Debates, and Interviews Volume 1: 1841-1846
- National Anti-Slavery Standard, 22 May 1845. Other texts in New York Evangelist, 8 May 1845; Liberator, 16 May 1845; Concord (N.H.) Herald of Freedom, 16 May 1845. Douglass's Narrative was only days from publication when he addressed the Twelfth Annual Convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society in New York City's capacious Broadway Tabernacle on 6 May 1845. The National Anti-Slavery Standard exulted that the attendance was "larger than it has been for several years," though the Liberator believed the gathering would have been larger still had the meeting been properly advertised.
- Cork Examiner, 20 October 1845 and Cork Southern Reporter, 18 October 1845. Another text in London Inquirer, 25 October 1845. Douglass's speech before a public meeting in Cork's Wesleyan Chapel on 17 October 1845 was attended by a large company of, to use Douglass's characterization, "highly intelligent and influential people, . . . abolitionists . . . of the true stamp."
- On the evening of 4 November 1841, members of the Plymouth County Anti-Slavery Society, together with "New England freemen" and at least one "southern gentleman," reassembled at the church in Hingham, Massachusetts, to consider resolutions postponed during their afternoon session. Urging the audience to support a resolution condemning racial prejudice, Edmund Quincy argued that this "unnatural prejudice, not implanted by God . . . will not cease while slavery lasts; for men always hate those whom they injure."