Celebrating Rights and 
Responsibilities
Baltimore & the Fifteenth Amendment, May 19, 1870
An Interactive Historical Investigation by David Troy 1996

THE BALTIMORE AMERICAN leaned more towards a Republican viewpoint than the Sun. The American's article is almost twice as long as the article appearing in the Sun, and it is also more sympathetic in its rhetoric and descriptions. Notice also that C.C. Fulton is the publisher of The American and that he is the first "distinguished guest" mentioned in the American article. He is also a vice president of the meeting, and there is a club which bears his name. The parade would have passed in front of the American offices at 128 Baltimore Street.
Compare the reporting of Frederick Douglass' speech in the Sun and the American.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Baltimore American and Commerical Advertiser Collection) Baltimore American and Commercial Advertiser, Friday, May 20, 1870. MSA SC 4109.

1. Introduction, The Great Jubilee Thursday Graphics HTML Side By Side
2. The Weather, the Procession, First Division Graphics HTML Side By Side
3. First Division (continued), Second Division Graphics HTML Side By Side
4. Second Division (continued) Graphics HTML Side By Side
5. Second Division (continued), Third Division Graphics HTML Side By Side
6. Fourth Division, Fifth Division Graphics HTML Side By Side
7. Mass Meeting, Dangerous Platform, Speech of Isaac Myers Graphics HTML Side By Side
8. Letter from William Lloyd Garrison Graphics HTML Side By Side
9. Speech of John M. Langston Graphics HTML Side By Side
10. Speech of John M. Langston (continued) Graphics HTML Side By Side
11. Speech of Postmaster General Creswell Graphics HTML Side By Side
12. Speech of Postmaster General Creswell (continued) Graphics HTML Side By Side
13. Speech of Postmaster General Creswell (continued) Graphics HTML Side By Side
14. Speech of Postmaster General Creswell (continued) Graphics HTML Side By Side
15. Speech of Postmaster General Creswell (continued) Graphics HTML Side By Side
16. Speech of Postmaster General Creswell (continued) Graphics HTML Side By Side
17. Speech of Frederick Douglass Graphics HTML Side By Side
18. Remarks of Judge Bond Graphics HTML Side By Side
19. Remarks of Mr. Maynard Graphics HTML Side By Side
20. Speech of South Carolina Senator Sawyer Graphics HTML Side By Side
21. Speech of South Carolina Senator Sawyer (continued) Graphics HTML Side By Side
22. Speech of Sella Martin Graphics HTML Side By Side
23. Speeches of General Heath and George Downing Graphics HTML Side By Side
24. The Resolutions Graphics HTML Side By Side
25. Letter from Collector Leeds Graphics HTML Side By Side
26. Incidents of the Day, Orchard Street Graphics HTML Side By Side
27. Decorations, Lunching Out Graphics HTML Side By Side
28. Music, Illumination, Presentation Graphics HTML Side By Side

Other Interesting Stories in the May 20, 1870 Baltimore American and Commercial Advertiser

"The New Opera House" Graphics HTML Side By Side
"The Demonstration Yesterday" Graphics HTML Side By Side
"Enforcement of the Fifteenth Amendment" Graphics HTML Side By Side
Publisher of the Baltimore American -- C.C. Fulton Graphics HTML Side By Side
"The 'Horse head' Child -- A Remarkable Exhibition" Graphics HTML Side By Side
News, Newly formed MD Academy of Art Graphics HTML Side By Side

Original Text of the May 20, 1870 Baltimore American, in Full Newspaper Pages

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