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Title: Anonymous

Speaker or author: Anonymous

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Anonymous speech delivered by a member of the Society cooperating with the General Convention at Philadelphia against the colonization of Africa by freed slaves. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 442 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker believed that northern support of southern slavery was keeping the institution of slavery alive. He believed slavery would continue as long as it was supported by the Union.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 183 word document (text and image)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given in a public meeting which included debate among several abolitionists regarding the current state of abolition and emancipation. Emphasis is placed on the role of government and a comparison is made with the progress of abolition in other countries.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 2,920 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Talents of Colored Men.

Title: Colored American - August 26, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of a convention he attended in Philadelphia. He shares some of the highlights of the speeches he heard there.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: "Remember That."

Title: Colored American - August 26, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates an experience from his attendence at the Moral Reform Society convention concerning a discussion on the term "Colored" used as reference to African Americans. A Quaker woman stood and told her audience to emphasis the virtue and morality in their lives and prejudice against race will disappear. She reminded them that "it is virtue that exalts a nation, and merit which makes the man."

Description of file(s): one scanned, one colunned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Extract - Important.

Title: Colored American - December 16, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a letter expressing fear that the African American people of Pennsylvania will be disenfranchised and banished from the state due to recent changes in the state's constitution.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Colored American - December 2, 1837

Speaker or author: Ray, Charles B. (Charles Bennett), 1807-1886

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on African American libraries, schools, and churches he visited while in Philadelphia.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Going West.

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that he is about to journey west from Massachusetts to promote the Colored American newspaper and connect with influence friends.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Moral Reform Society.

Title: Colored American - July 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to join the Moral Reform Society. He believes that the best way to gain social acceptance is for African Americans to present a moral, industrious, and intelligent manner to the general public.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: The Old and the New School.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers of the powerful influence the Church has on continuing slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Public Schools.

Title: Colored American - June 24, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his views on public school funding and the importance of education for African Americans.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Hints About Prejudice.

Title: Colored American - June 9, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer marks the distinction between prejudice based on skin color and opposition to slavery. A person may be opposed to slavery, yet prejudiced towards the slave him/herself. The editor emphasizes that while ending slavery is a rational action, the true battle here is the battle against prejudice.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Our Brethren in Philadelphia.

Title: Colored American - March 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer scolds the African American members of the national convention in Philadelphia for wasting time debating what they want to be called by the rest of the population and in the process neglecting the more important issues that confront them.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: To Our Friends and Brethren Beloved:

Title: Colored American - May 6, 1837

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers a humble request for aid and financial support from friends among the people in Pennsylvania.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Going from Home.

Title: Colored American - November 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Although the Colored American newspaper is now out of debt, the editor will be traveling to Philadelphia to speak on its behalf and encourage further investment in order to sustain it. Donations are always appreciated and put to good use.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Our Paper.

Title: Colored American - November 25, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor expresses disappointment in a recent subscription drive. He urges his readers to help increase circulation by promoting the newspaper and helping them add subscribers.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Mr. Gloucester's Fair.

Title: Colored American - October 21, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to attend a fair that is being presented in an effort to raise funds for a local church.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Festivals.

Title: Colored Citizen - November 7, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored Citizen (1863 - 18??)

The writer encourages the women of Cincinnati to offer a festival to benefit the soldiers at Camp Delaware.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Impartial Citizen - December 19, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer alerts his readers to a new African American newspaper in Philadelphia.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: James Forten Jr.

Speaker or author: Forten, James Jr.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Address delivered before the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia offering encouragement for continuing efforts in their work for emancipation. The speaker emphasized the horrors of slavery and the benefits of a Christian approach towards freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 5,333 word document (text and images)

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