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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 60

9. [John D.] Baldwin, Human Rights and Human Races: Mr. Baldwin, of Massachusetts, in Reply to Hon. James Brooks, of New York, on the Negro Race (Washington, DC: Office of the Great Republic, [1868?]). (4 p.)

Speech advocating respect for African Americans and protection of their basic rights as human beings. In particular, the speaker objects to the assertion that, as “brother of the gorilla,” a person of African ancestry “has no rights that the white men are bound to respect.”