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Subtitle: The Meeting at the Philomathean Hall.

Title: Colored American - June 16, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer suggests that all African Americans learn about their history, their rights, and the steps necessary to maintain an equal place in a free society. Through education, meetings, and open discussions, they will be able to understand what is taking place in the world around them politically and take action to maintain their civil rights when necessary.

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

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: Winter Evenings.

Title: Colored American - October 17, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief note from the editor suggesting that his readers spend their free time in the upcoming winter months attending lectures and enjoying educational activities.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Reading-Room.

Title: Elevator - September 8, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

A short announcement of upcoming lectures and the possibility of a library available at a local "reading room."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Union Literary Association.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - February 2, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer reviews a debate presented by the Union Literary Association.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Notes by the Way.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - May 11, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer notes that in his travels through New York state on a speaking tour, he is finding many people who are unaware of the efforts being made to end slavery.

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

Subtitle: Local Matters.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 21, 1857

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

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives a brief overview of local news. She notes the similarities between the white and black members of the population as evidenced in the general squabbling of newspaper printers, a local political group, and local "electors."

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

Subtitle: The Festival.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 1, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives an overview of a recent festival and the lectures given by some important members of the community.

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

Title: Provincial Freeman - October 28, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers that new subscribers are always welcomed. The newspaper has been receiving donations from tea-meetings held in a few cities and this is very much appreciated.

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

Subtitle: To Our Old Masters. No. 3.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 26, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer continues his commentary concerning the current debate over the perceived inferiority of people of African descent.

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

Subtitle: The Moving of the Extremes.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 24, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer divides the social goals of African Americans into two categories: those who seek elevation and what he describes as "recognition from a dominant class," and those who care only for "labor" (they live to work). He makes a distinction in this way between employment and labor. He reminds them, however, that only by working together towards a common goal can they ensure their rightful place as free human beings.

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

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