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Full Name: Henry Highland Garnet
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(1815-1882) Essayist, speech writer, clergyman. Born a slave in Maryland, he escaped with family to New York City in 1824. He was educated at the Oneida Institute, Whitesboro, New York. He wrote the very important speech/essay "An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America." It called upon slaves to rise up against and slay their masters, which shocked audiences when he delivered the speech in Buffalo, New York in 1843. Garnet was opposed by Frederick Douglass for leadership in the abolitionist movement. He served as a Presbyterian minister in Troy, New York, in New York City, and Washington, D.C., where he was the first man of color to give a sermon to the House of Representatives.
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1815 (Unknown) County
Born in Maryland. 
1882 (Unknown) County
 
1824 (Unknown) County
Escaped with family to New York City in 1824. 
1843 Erie County
"An Address To The Slaves Of The United States Of America"
He wrote the very important speech/essay "An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America." It called upon slaves to rise up against and slay their masters, which shocked audiences when he delivered the speech in Buffalo, New York in 1843.  
? Oneida County
He was educated at the Oneida Institute, Whitesboro, New York.  
? Rensselaer County
He served as a Presbyterian minister in Troy, New York 

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