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Subtitle: Silence On Our Part Not To Be Expected.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that protest and appeals for justice should be expected from African Americans. He encourages them to continue, yet to approach this effort as "enlightened, prudent, and modest" people.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: An Appeal.

Title: Colored American - June 9, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editorial appeals to new readers to become subscribers to the newspaper. The writer notes the importance of the newspaper and its benefit to the African American community.

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

Subtitle: Important Document.

Title: Colored American - March 29, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer informs his readers that an appeal has been presented before the Supreme Court denouncing and protesting the actions of the "Reform Convention." He said if this "Reform Convention" has done anything good at all it has exposed the Colonization Society for the sham it really is.

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

Subtitle: Then and Now.

Title: Elevator - July 14, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the pros and cons of holding a national convention of African Americans in California. He stresses the influence of another editor who remains nameless.

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

Subtitle: Indorsement on Our Position on the Suffrage Question.

Title: Elevator - July 28, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer accuses several California and Nevada newspapers of traitorous reporting in their views regarding the rights of African Americans.

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

Subtitle: "A Second Daniel Come to Judgment."

Title: Elevator - June 30, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on a decision made during a public meeting against holding a state convention for African Americans in California.

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

Title: Phillip A. Bell

Speaker or author: Bell, Philip A.

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Overview of a speech in which the speaker praised the people and community of Victoria, British Columbia (Canada). He stressed the importance of newspapers such as the Pacific Appeal and Anglo-African in keeping the African American community strong, but advocated union with other communities and not isolation.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 278 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Our Undertaking.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 21, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The editor expressed the benefits of a newspaper devoted to the needs and enlightenment of the African American community. He called for financial investors to help continue the effort to bring knowledge and inspiration to this community.

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

Subtitle: To Our Friends and Subscribers.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 21, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The editor appealed to subscribers for financial backing to continue the newspaper publication. He emphasized the benefits of the newspaper to the African American community.

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

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