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Subtitle: New York, December 9, 1865. The Situation.

Title: Anglo-African - December 9, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African (1863 - 1865)

The writer reported on conventions held in several states. He gave a brief overview of each.

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

Subtitle: National Reform Convention, &c.

Title: Colored American - August 15, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

A brief overview of a recent national convention, emphasizing the impact of opposition from colonizationists in attendance. Included is a short article by David Ruggles expressing his opinion of the proceedings.

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

Subtitle: Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 15, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief report on the status of convention held in Albany, New York.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Methodist Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 22, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief announcement of an upcoming convention organized to address a resolution passed in another convention. The resolution to be addressed says that the testimony of African American male church members must be respected.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: New York State Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 29, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on the state convention being held in Albany.

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

Subtitle: The Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 8, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief announcement of a meeting being formed to discuss the details of an upcoming anti-slavery convention.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Conventions.

Title: Colored American - July 17, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on recent conventions being held throughout the country. These convention unite African Americans in the work towards abolition.

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

Subtitle: National Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 13, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer discusses the benefits of holding a national convention of free African Americans. He briefly contrasts and compares a national convention over a state convention.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Another State Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 19, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer alerts his readers to another convention to be held to continue the work sparked by the previous one. Only by working together and by reinforcing this union can African Americans succeed in their quest for freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Title: Colored American - June 20, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer provides an overview of a recent conference of the Methodist Episcopalian Church. He emphasizes the controversy that developed when the topic of slavery and abolition was introduced.

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

Subtitle: The Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 6, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces the decisions regarding time and place for the upcoming anti-slavery convention.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Sixth Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Title: Colored American - May 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces an upcoming convention to be held on the anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He briefly mentions the challenges that lay ahead for this organization.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Title: Colored American - May 6, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces the anniversary celebration of the American Anti-Slavery Society. This organization holds an important place in a country whose government and Churches are swayed by prejudice, a system based on slaveholding, and continued corruption.

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

Subtitle: A National Convention -- Our Postion Defined.

Title: Colored American - May 8, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives his reasons for the position the Colored American newspaper takes in opposing a proposed National Convention of African Americans.

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

Subtitle: National Convention.

Title: Colored American - October 16, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a request for the newspaper's views on topics discussed at the recent National Convention. He mentions in this response that if the newspaper continues (which he doubts) that more commentary on these topics will follow in another issue.

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

Subtitle: New York Safe.

Title: Colored American - October 2, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives an overview of the annual meeting of the New York Anti-Slavery Society held in Utica. The meeting was well received and a great success. Issues addressed were independent political action and "Church action."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The City Convention.

Title: Colored American - October 30, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor gives commentary on a recent week-long convention held in New York City. He emphasizes that one resolution received more attention than others and he details how the voting on this issue went, but he refrains from mentioning what this one issue was.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Rhode Island Suffrage Convention.

Title: Colored American - October 30, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor comments on an amendment to the state constitution of Rhode Island regarding free suffrage rights to male citizens that would only be approved if the word "white" was added, thereby instantly disfranchising all African American men in that state.

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

Subtitle: State Conventions.

Title: Colored American - September 12, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on the state convention recently held in Albany, New York. He plays special attention to the views of those who were against holding this convention.

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

Subtitle: Convention of "Disfranchised Commissioners."

Title: Colored American - September 18, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers an overview of a recent convention describing it as a great failure and disappointment to those who attended.

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

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