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Subtitle: "Stealing the Livery of Heaven to Serve the Devil."

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 4, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds to those who believe that the refugees from slavery who are arriving in her area are needing of aid and in a dire state. The assumption that those of African descent living in Canada are needy and barely surviving is insulting.

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

Subtitle: Beggars.

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 27, 1856

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer warns readers about the spread of those who collect money illegally under the guise of helping the poor.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Refugees' Home Society and Mrs. M. E. Bibb.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 23, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer briefly comments on the attempts of Mrs. Bibb to retrieve land in the possession of The Refugees' Home Society that she says belonged to her late husband.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: NonConformist

Brief speech regarding the fate of fugitive slaves who had escaped into Canada. The speaker noted that these fugitives were beyond the help of abolitionists living in the U.S. He asked that the British government get involved with the abolitionists' efforts since black British seamen were being seized and sold into slavery under new U.S. laws.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 199 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: Price of Canada Lands.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 22, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer responds to a question regarding the price of land in Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Slaves in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer responds to an article in another newspaper saying that fugitive slaves are living in decaying war barracks in Canada. The article describes much poverty and suffering there.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Local Matters.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 26, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer compares the growth and improvements he sees in Detroit to the relatively slow economic development in Windsor. He questions why Windsor is not further along in its development.

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

Subtitle: Colored People's Meeting, in Windsor.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 16, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer reports on a recent meeting hosted by Mary Ann Shadd in which she maligns the local press. She tells her audience that she will start a quality newspaper to replace what is currently available to people of African descent in Canada. The writer took particular offense at her comments.

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

Subtitle: Land for the Refugee's Home.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 16, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer alerts his readers to the availability of land to anyone who meets the requirement of the Refugees' Home Society.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Schools.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 26, 1851

Speaker or author: Bibb, M[ary] E.

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer discusses the current condition of the schools in her section of the province. She acknowledges those who have contributed to the changes in education there.

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

Subtitle: More Help for Refugees.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - Feburary 26, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer reports recent donations of food, clothing, and money to the poor in his area.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Schools for Colored People in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 1, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer discusses the need for schools to educate children of African descent. He mentions a few schools available in the area.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colored Settlements and Schools.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 29, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer provides a brief overview of the current status of the settlements around Sandwich in Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The League.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 1, 1852

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer discusses the newly formed League that will aid free people of African descent in agricultural, economic, and manufacturing pursuits.

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

Subtitle: Local Matters.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 1, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer comments on the health and vigor of fugitive slaves recently crossing into Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: West India Emancipation.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 29, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer discusses this upcoming 17th anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. He stresses the importance of this one act of human reason against the evil of slavery.

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

Subtitle: Help for the Fugitives.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer acknowledges recent gifts of food and clothing sent to help the poor and fugitive slaves living in the local area.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Segar Making.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 21, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer tells his readers that a former slave who once made money for his master by making cigars, now uses this skill to make money for himself.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Voice of the Anti-Slavery Society of Toronto.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 18, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer calls his readers attentions to an article appearing in another page of the newspaper which is particularly representative of anti-slavery sentiments in Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Rev. S. Ward.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 19, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer announces an upcoming visit of Canadian towns by Samuel Ringgold Ward.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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