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Subtitle: A Convention.

Title: Colored American - May 2, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer discusses reasons for forming a state convention of African Americans to discuss pressing issues such as suffrage and civil rights.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Anniversary Week.

Title: Colored American - May 9, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers about an upcoming week of speeches to be delivered by various branches of the American Anti-Slavery Society to celebrate their anniversary.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Intellectual Season.

Title: Colored American - November 13, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to use the upcoming season for intellectual pursuits and to avoid the gambling houses. He tells his readers that lectures will be available to the public during the upcoming months.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: A Disfranchised People.

Title: Colored American - October 12, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the state of disfranchisement that free African Americans find themselves in. This condition marginalizes them from the rest of the population and they feel not only that their right to citizenship is in question, but their human rights as well. (This editorial will be continued in upcoming issues.)

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: More Practical Measures.

Title: Colored American - October 27, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers and asks them to keep up their efforts toward self-improvement. He also asks for financial support of "agents" who are traveling to Canada for missionary work and assistance to those African Americans who have settled there.

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

Subtitle: A good man gone to his rest.

Title: Colored American - September 29, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer marks the death of philanthropist and abolitionist, Jacob Lorillard. He praises the life of a good man who worked hard to end prejudice and promote religious harmony between the races.

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

Subtitle: The want of Unity among the Colored People--1. The Effects. 2. The Cause; 3. The Remedy.

Title: Lunar Visitor - February, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer breaks down the wants of African Americans in order to realize social harmony with their white fellow citizens. He emphasizes unity in this regard: unity of purpose, sympathy, self-respect; and a basic shared interest in human welfare.

Description of file(s): Three scanned newspaper pages (five columns)

Subtitle: The Press.

Title: National Reformer - February, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: National Reformer (1838 - 1839)

The writer believes that the communication available through newspapers such as the Colored American helps hold together the African American community and is beneficial in the work towards elevation of the race. This freedom of expression must come from African Americans themselves since prejudice is so much a part of their lives that they feel they can't express themselves freely in any other way, even to those in the white community who wish to help.

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

Subtitle: Special Work for Colored Men.

Title: Pacific Appeal - June 7, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer expresses his views on manifesting positive change in the condition of the lives of African Americans through organization, petitioning, and union of purpose.

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

Title: Pacific Appeal -May 31, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor responds to an editorial in another newspaper expressing opposition to emancipated slaves settling in California.

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

Title: Palladium of Liberty - April 17, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer urges his readers to send their children to school or to at least encourage them to learn a trade.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Buxton Settlement.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 12, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer offers a brief overview of the settlement of Buxton and the 140 families living there.

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

Subtitle: The Extension of the Freeman.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 1, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The editor encourages his readers to continue their subscriptions. He emphasizes the importance of increasing the number of subscribers in order for the newspaper to continue publication.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Samuel H. Davis

Speaker or author: Davis, Samuel H.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Bell, Ed. Minutes and Proceedings of the National Negro Conventions

Excerpt of lengthy speech delivered before the National Convention of Colored Citizens held at Buffalo, New York. The speech addresses issues of slavery, abolition, and the plight of free African Americans. The speaker said he wished not to focus on grievances but rather on how all Americans of every race can live together better. Emphasis is placed on the moral and political condition of African Americans at that time.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 2,338 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Our Paper.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - July 23, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer stresses the importance and value of a weekly newspaper to people of African descent. The newspaper offers not only news that affects them directly, but also a sense of community and support in working together toward a common cause of elevation and improvement.

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

Subtitle: Lectures in the Lecture Season.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 22, 1859

Speaker or author: Hamilton, Thomas

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

The writer encourages his readers to attend the upcoming lecture series being offered by the Weekly Anglo-African newspaper.

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

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