FREEDOM AND PROGRESS.
DELIVERED IN RICHMOND, VA., ON THE OCCASION OF THE
CELEBRATION OF THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION-
INFORMATION RELATING TO THE HISTORY
OF OUR PEOPLE TO JANUARY, 1890,
HAS BEEN ADDED.
The Memories of the Day—The Convention of 1187
— The Grovih of the Slave Power from 1820 to 1860
and the Progress of the JTort/i—The Citizenship of
the Xrijro—His FJeatioit to Prominent Positions—
The Colored-Annrienn s. Progress in Social Condi¬
tio)/, IuJigion, 1'opalation, We>dth, Industries, Edu¬
cation, Literature, and Invention.
"When freedom, on her natal day,
Within her war-nirked cradle lay,
An iron race around her .tood,
Baptiz d her infant brow in blood.
And through the . torm that round hor swept,
Their eon. tant ward and watchword kept."—Whitticr.
Fellow Citizens : This glorious day is sanctified by
th_ hallowed memories of patriots, the bitter sorrows
of numbers formerly enthralled in bondage, and the
matchless triumphs of freedom. The life, work, and