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Green, Jacob

Rev. Jacob Green had been enslaved in Kentucky. He was one of the formerly enslaved men who made their way to England. He gave a lecture in the city of Leeds in March of 1864. His speech was titled, "The So-called divine institution of slavery: its horrors, heart-rending scenes of husbands, wives, and children at parting at the sale." - Sources: "Lecture on slavery," The Leeds Mercury, 03/17/1864, p.3; and "Lecture on slavery, The Huddersfield Chronicle, 02/27/1864, p.8. At the close of his lecture, Jacob Green appeared with a 27-pound collar around his neck singing sacred Negro songs. Jacob Green lived in Heckmondwike, a town in the borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England. See also "Lecture on slavery," The Huddersfield Chronicle, 04/04/1863, p.5. At this time, no additional information has been found about Jacob Green.  

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NKAA Source: The Leeds Mercury (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Huddersfield chronicle (newspaper)

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