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Subtitle: The Siege of Mobile.

Title: Black Republican - April 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The writer relates the conditions in Mobile, Alabama after it was occupied by the Union army following a battle there.

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

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech in which the speaker expressed his dismay that African Americans were not welcomed into the army to fight for their own freedom. He noted that they had fought in 1776, but now were not permitted to bear arms.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 361 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Florida.--Important.--

Title: Colored American - January 19, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the recent military action to remove the Mickasuckie Indians from Florida.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Queen's Army.

Title: Colored American - June 23, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports that a lot of fugitive slaves are finding their way to Canada and serving in the army there.

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

Subtitle: War! War!!

Title: Colored American - March 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief note regarding the status of the military on the east coast. The writer sarcastically suggests that the army move down to Florida and take the land there from the native people until Congress can "legislate" it away from them.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: William Stives--A Revolutionary Patriot.

Title: Colored American - September 14, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers his commentary on a death notice for an African American Revolutionary War veteran published in another newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Opinions of Our Soldiers.

Title: Elevator - July 14, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares a letter from a Union soldier expressing his belief that "freedmen of the South" deserve the right to vote.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper page

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech encouraging African American men of New York to enlist in the army and fight for their country now that the opportunity had been given to them. He believed that of the black men working as "menials" in the current army who had already received wounds from fighting, all would have chosen to be soldiers if they'd had the opportunity.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 234 word document (text and image)

Title: John Parker

Speaker or author: Parker, John, fl. 1861-1864

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief overview of speech relating one man's experience as a soldier and fugitive slave during the Civil War.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 136 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: The Cause.

Title: Lunar Visitor - February, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Lunar Visitor (1862 - 18??)

The writer comments on the causes of the Civil War. He notes that slavery is the primary cause with Southern rebellion as the secondary cause of the war.

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

Subtitle: Enthusiasm and Patriotism of Colored Men on the War.

Title: Pacific Appeal - August 1, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer comments on events surrounding the recruitment of African American troops in Pennsylvania. He shares an excerpt from a speech given to new recruits telling them that if they prove themselves to be men now and fight for their country, that the U. S. cannot help but reward their valor with gratitude.

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

Subtitle: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment.

Title: Pacific Appeal - August 22, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer recounts a recent Civil War battle involving the African American troops of the 54th Massacusetts regiment.

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

Subtitle: Citizenship.

Title: Pacific Appeal - July 25, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer comments on an article published in the Evening Journal newspaper regarding Attorney General Edward Bates' opinion on citizenship.

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

Subtitle: Freedom's Trials.--Acquiescence of the Whole North in the Enlistment of Colored Soldiers.

Title: Pacific Appeal - May 30, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1863 - 188?)

The writer comments briefly on the inclusion of African American soldiers in the Union army.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Debasement of Human Slavery.

Title: Pacific Appeal - November 1, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer tells his readers that there are now African American troops organized and ready to fight for the Confederacy. While there are people on the Union side of this war who align with system of slavery, the greater irony he finds is with an army company of slaves fighting for slavery in the southern states.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Ensuing Congress.

Title: Pacific Appeal - November 28, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer tells his readers that the question of slavery in the border states will be discussed when Congress meets on December 1st. He gives a brief overview of what this may involve.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Central American Affairs.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 14, 1857

Speaker or author: C.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer relates the current status of American filibuster [William] Walker in Nicaragua. President Mora of Costa Rica offered free steamship passage out of Central America to anyone who would desert Walker's ranks. The situation with Walker and his army is now dire.

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

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Detailed account of the history of the Negro race including historical and current accomplishments. The speaker quoted sources who trace humanity itself to origins in Africa, and he stresses the ability of African Americans to accomplish more than they are given credit for.

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 3,903 word document (text and images)

Title: T. H. C. Hinton

Speaker or author: Hinton, T. H. C.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Brief speech encouraging African American men to enlist and fight in the army now that the opportunity was offered to them.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 195 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: How We Stand!

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides details of the early stages of the Civil War. He relates how each state is responding to the conflict and how the country is squaring off for this terrible war.

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

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