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Title: Colored American - October 17, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a review of a book of Biblical illustrations that has recently gone on sale at local bookstores.

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

Subtitle: Deferred Articles.

Title: Elevator - July 21, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The editor lists the names of African American butchers who were not afraid to participate in the July 4th parade even though there was opposition to their presence from other groups. He includes brief advertising for establishments that also participated.

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

Subtitle: "Rattlesnakes" -- Slavery Influence.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 16, 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the effects of slavery on society that reach from the acceptance of the misery on the auction block, to the advertisements that continue to appear in big city American newspapers.

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

Subtitle: Colored Pictures of Genius.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 3, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

[parts missing] The writer discusses how African Americans are portrayed in news articles and magazines. He offers a strong critique of publications like the "Sunday Times." He emphasizes the lackluster reporting of the great performances of actors like Rachel and Ira Aldridge.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (four columns)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

After reading aloud an advertisement for the sale of a slave mother and her children to be held on the 4th of July, the speaker emphasized the irony in the popularity of this date for such sales. He noted that slaveholders often chose holidays for such sales since they would be assured more buyers. The July 4th holiday was a particular favorite for sales like this. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,115 word document (text and images)

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