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Subtitle: Prejudice.

Title: Pacific Appeal - March 14, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer relates a story of two African American women who were ordered off a public train by the driver because of their race.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Pacific Appeal - May 10, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares with his readers a petition submitted to the local government in Philadelphia asking that the ban on African American passengers on public transportation be lifted.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Litigation.

Title: Pacific Appeal - November 21, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides commentary on a legal suit brought against the Omnibus Railroad Company by an African American woman who was refused to a seat because of her race. She won the case; and the writer encourages others to take this type of action in similar situations.

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

Subtitle: Stage.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - July 3, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer questions the stated policy of stage coach companies that claim to allow African American passengers if their white passengers don't mind. He notes a recent incidence when an African American man was asked to leave the coach when none of the other passengers complained.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Editors are Slaves.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - November 13, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor answers those who have criticized the newspaper for publishing resolutions given at an unannounced public meeting.

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

Subtitle: The Executions in Brantford.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 18, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer provides a detailed account of the execution of two men convicted of murder. [The mid-portion of this editorial contains a repeated portion but additional information follows.]

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

Subtitle: The Colored People and the Conservative Party.

Title: Provincial Freeman - September 22, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the ideals of the Conservative Party in Canada. He accuses them of conforming to racial prejudice in their efforts to appease the U.S.

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

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Brief speech delivered at the Cazenovia Anti-Slavery Convention stressing the political and moral aspects of the Liberty party and the Anti-Slavery Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 162 word document (text and image)

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: Licentious Literature.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 28, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer warned his readers to pay attention to the negative influence that other newspapers offer. He stressed that the Weekly Advocate offered a true picture of the current social situation to its subscribers.

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

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Lengthy speech describing the various attributes and skills of a great orator, and the benefits of the freedom of public speaking in the U.S. The speaker believes oratory to be the greatest art of expression in a free country.

Description of file(s): PDF 36 page, 8,718 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the pro-slavery approach taken by Robert Toombs in a recent speech the speaker had attended. The speaker noticed a change in public attitude towards slavery but emphasized that more work was required to put a final end to the system itself.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,365 word document (text and images)

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