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    of 1 Sort By Relevance Chronology Economic Forces Shaping the African American Experience Date s 1845 Location ESCAMBIA Florida Tag s slavery economy 1844 Economic Forces Shaping the African American Experience 1600 1877 Primary Source Slaves and the Courts Trial and Imprisonment of Jonathan Walker at Pensacola Florida for Aiding Slaves to Escape From Bondage Boston Pub at the Anti slavery office 1845 Accessed November 1 2014 Jonathan Walker s

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    caught and found guilty in court by the Territory of Florida for coercively transporting seven slaves to the Bahamas in hopes of their freedom This case proved to be very controversial with abolitionists siding with Walker and preservationists of slavery opposing him In 1845 immediately after complying with the sanctions that were given to him Jonathan Walker wrote his narrative The Branded Hand in which he explained his recounted experience throughout the incident pointed out the discrepancies of the legal system regarding his punishment and alluded to the abolition of the slave system Walker wanted to set the story straight with this book while at the same time exposing the disparity between slavery and natural rights This incident caused Walker to devote the rest of life toward the abolition of slavery And so he began to actively join the rhetoric that was spread throughout America during this time period to finally end slavery His unfortunate experience of the branded mark he wore on his hand turned out to be a spark in the eventually fire of the abolitionist movement Other abolitionists began writing about his case to use him as inspiration for the continuation of the fight to end slavery William Lloyd Garrison also began publishing some of Walker s writings in his publication The Liberator One of the most impactful works of all the rhetoric surrounding Walker s case toward abolitionism was a poem written by John Greenleaf Whittier also titled The Branded Hand This poem reached a much broader audience than just abolitionists This poem that displayed the big picture of the case and compelled many Americans to reevaluate their views toward slavery Jonathan Walker himself was dedicated to ensuring the liberties that the United States of America was founded upon to all His contributions to the abolitionist

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    same as usual and so was the company Adolphus Sterne went with his friends Mr Houghson Mr Hoya and Mr Linn to Colonel Raguet s house for dinner After dinner the Colonel accompanied the group to Mr Moore s for a meeting of the debating society Sterne presided over the debate and listened to each side equally The fiery speech of wild Bill Sparks a former Republic A Remarkable Case of Slave Manumission Date s March 14 1844 Location CHARLESTON South Carolina Tag s African Americans Race Relations Slavery Slavery was not a permanent institution for some Southerners In 1838 Dr Brisbane a Charleston South Carolina resident sold his twenty seven slaves in order to move to Cincinnati Ohio While in Cincinnati he decided that he did not want his former slaves to be subjected to bondage any longer Brisbane returned to Charleston in 1844 Searching for and finding the twenty seven enslaved African Bishop Whipple s thoughts on politics Date s April 30 1844 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Government Politics Race Relations Slavery War Traveling from Baltimore Bishop Whipple arrived in the capital on the morning of April 30 1844 He had always desired to see the city The city was the object of greatest curiosity fascinating the Bishop with its rich history He stood in awe before a portrait of George Washington The Declaration of Independence proved to be a most impressive scene the picture fills every American heart with The Wonderful Invention Date s May 1 1844 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Economy Government Migration Transportation On his first and only visit to Washington Bishop Whipple saw many new and exciting things He marveled at the beauty of the city and was inspired by the men who fought to establish

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    Tag s London Elizabeth Cady Stanton Lucretia Mott Seneca Falls Convention Women s Rights Movement William Lloyd Garrison Abolition Anti slavery For ten days in June 1840 abolitionists from both sides of the Atlantic met together at the World Antislavery Convention in Freemason s Hall in London England The purpose of the convention was to better organize and unite international abolitionist forces in the fight for emancipation Ironically while championing the freedom of black slaves the convention reinforced a different type of History Engine Episode II Date s 1844 to 1846 Location ESCAMBIA Florida Tag s African American history Anti slavery Abolitionist Movement Jonathan Walker Pensacola Florida Some affairs in the media are profound enough to make a mark on peoples perspectives The trial and imprisonment of Jonathan Walker was one of these cases This episode takes place in Pensacola Florida during 1845 Walker had been sympathetic to slavery and took action toward its abolition which eventually led him to be the first and only victim to suffer the severe punishment of being branded with The Changing Public Attitude towards Slavery Date s March 10 1841 Location NEW YORK New York Tag s Slavery Anti slavery Abolition In the mid 19th century the changes in the public mindset towards slavery had not yet been fully reinforced by law but the distaste with which other countries had viewed the institution for some time was clear Blatant racism was still plainly evident yet the abolition movement was now growing and the public response to prejudice was now becoming very different After recent written accounts Is Divorce a Northern Thing Date s January 1858 Location MARION Indiana Tag s Divorce Slavery Anti slavery J D B De Bow printed one of the most widely circulated southern agricultural chronicles of the 1800 s the

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    one of these cases This episode takes place in Pensacola Florida during 1845 Walker had been sympathetic to slavery and took action toward its abolition which eventually led him to be the first and only victim to suffer the severe punishment of being branded with Sojourner Truth Feminist and Abolitionist Speech Date s May 28 1851 to May 29 1851 Location SUMMIT Ohio Tag s Sojourner Truth Women s Rights

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    History Engine Episode II Date s 1844 to 1846 Location ESCAMBIA Florida Tag s African American history Anti slavery Abolitionist Movement Jonathan Walker Pensacola Florida Some affairs in the media are profound enough to make a mark on peoples perspectives The trial and imprisonment of Jonathan Walker was one of these cases This episode takes place in Pensacola Florida during 1845 Walker had been sympathetic to slavery and took action

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    providing a place for tourists or natives to stay The Seminole hotel advertised that it could hold 400 visitors and that it had the newest innovative amenities including elevators private bathrooms and electricity While advertising the numerous amenities it possessed the hotel was also promoting that all of the employees at the hotel were white men from the north This was advertised because of the racial tensions between whites and African Americans at the time The Seminole Hotel attracted many northerners often referred to as snowbirds Winter Park was successful in attracting tourists from the Northeast as well as tourists from different areas of Florida 1 The Seminole Hotel opened on New Years Day of 1886 2 Although the Seminole received much attention from tourists it was not the first hotel to be built in Winter Park The Rogers House was a small bed and breakfast opened in 1882 just after the founding of Winter Park 3 These hotels were attractive to wealthy individuals of the North Many believed that Florida was a place to visit to better one s health because of the warm climate and moderate weather Because the winter months were the most profitable times of the year The Rogers House and the Seminole Hotel were only open from November to April Many wealthy and prominent people visited the Seminole Hotel during its prime including President Grover Cleveland and President Benjamin Harrison and his wife Visitors of the Seminole Hotel could participate in games of tennis and croquet they could also take a boat out on to the lake and take horses out for a trot 4 The Seminole Hotel was in operation from 1886 to 1902 when it burned down during its off season of September 5 Along with the hotels that made Winter Park a

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    the black population was to reside For as African Americans proved to be the main source of labor for the greatly and economically successful Seminole Hotel many of the current residents were welcomed and encouraged to migrate for permanent residence in Winter Park 1 The evident seperation of Hannibal Square from the rest of the town created a comfortable and nonthreatening enviroment for many of the white citizens There was a regiment balance and order to the co existance and symbiotic relationship between the two races However as Winter Park experienced a steady increase of African American citizens the political correlation and impact also rose and dramatically changed Numerically out of 297 black citizens 64 were registered to vote as compared to the white population of 203 with only 47 registered to voted 2 Therefore the political tides disrupted what had been previously viewed as an ideal balanced system of life in Winter Park The evidence of political shift to Republican Party or the Party of Lincoln based upon the logical predictions according to the demographic created such a panic within the Democratic Party that when Hannibal Square demanded incorporation with Gus Henderson provoking the insentive in 1887 it was met with strong adversay despite economic advantages that could benefit Winter Park 3 The influence of Hannibal Square even managed to elect two black men Frank R Israel and Walter B Simmons as two of six on the official council of Winter Park and allow them to maintain their position despite multiple petitions and attempts of impeachment 4 As stated by an article in the Lochemeade the local Winter Park newspaper A score of citizens colored and white I wondered what they gathered around to even meet one individual is rare Together who hail from the precipents of Hannibal Square

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