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Subtitle: Political Power and Strength the Legitimate Fruit of a Thorough Knowledge of Ourselves.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: Hamilton, Robert

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

Letter to the editor stressing the importance of education to African Americans. Elevation involves political advancement, influence and power, and this is not possible for those without education.

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

Subtitle: Insidious Politics of the N. Y. Citizen.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to a note published in another newspaper saying that free African Americans will not be content to rank themselves among those newly freed slaves who that author believes do not yet have the "rudiments of civilization."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Emancipation Proclamation Ignored, And a New Scheme of Southern Despotism Boldly Initiated.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers of the current violence following in the aftermath of the Civil War. Although slavery has been abolished, it has created an atmosphere of hatred in the Southern states as the newly freed slaves stand as a symbol of the defeat of the Confederacy. This is resulting in wholesale murder and mob violence.

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

Subtitle: The West India Emancipation.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers an overview of the situation in the British West Indies after emancipation. Although the feared violence never manifested, the growing tension between the newly freed slaves and former slave-owners was more pronounced than previously believed.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Negro Haters Using Negro Money, Is It Right to Give to Our Enemies Our Money?

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer encourages his readers to not patronize businesses that are openly prejudice towards African Americans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Hon. Horace Greeley and A. O. P. Nicholson on the Black Man Again.

Title: Anglo-African - September 9, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to a lengthy article published in the Tribune newspaper containing a discussion of the physical, intellectual, and emotional condition of African Americans. The writer expresses his frustration with the continuous fascination white citizens seem to have with categorizing and explaining African American behavior now that the slaves are free.

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

Subtitle: The Southern Field and the Proper Agents.

Title: Anglo-African - September 9, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer explains that African Americans from the northern states are traveling south to offer education to the newly freed slaves. This action, he believes, is more beneficial to them than the good intentions of white educators who may unconsciously instill a feeling of inferiority and low self-esteem to those they teach. These well-intentioned white teachers in referring to newly freed slaves as "poor unfortunate creatures" are already assuming that the rescue of those they consider less than human.

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

Subtitle: The Re-Opening of the Slave Trade.

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - September, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African Magazine (1859 - 1860)

The writer expresses the fears most African Americans hold now: that Congress will pass laws that will resume the slave trade in the U.S.

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

Subtitle: Rev. J. P. Campbell, Editor. Thursday, August 17, 1854. Notice to Subscribers.

Title: Christian Recorder - August 17, 1854

Speaker or author: Campbell, Rev. J. P.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The editor asks those of his readers who have paid their subscriptions to please send him their names and addresses so that their newspapers can be delivered to them.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: State Legislation on the Temperance Question.

Title: Christian Recorder - August 17, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer argues for the passage of temperance laws prohibiting the sale of intoxicating drink.

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

Subtitle: Wants of the Church.--Education of Children.

Title: Christian Recorder - March 19, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer discusses the benefits of education. Education, he believes, offers not just a way of learning a trade and contributing to society, but a way of knowing and living a truly moral life.

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

Subtitle: Mass Meeting.

Title: Christian Recorder - September 16, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer provides commentary on a meeting that was called to discuss how to restore public confidence in the Christian Recorder newspaper.

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

Subtitle: A Chapter of Evils.

Title: Colored American - September 1, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to rethink their choices of occupation and to focus on improvement. This means to work hard and avoid immoral ways of earning a living. To conquer prejudice and destroy stereotyping, the individual must concentrate on improving his/her public image.

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

Subtitle: New Jersey.

Title: Colored American - September 1, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on activities of the Colonization Society in New Jersey as it attempts to persuade free African Americans to move to Africa.

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

Subtitle: A Mississippi Farce.

Title: Colored American - September 11, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on recent events in Mississippi where 50 to 70 men have been put to death for various crimes including counterfeiting and gambling.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The American Magazine and Repository of Useful Literature.

Title: Colored American - September 11, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of the first issue of a new monthly magazine devoted to literature, art, and science.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Journal of Education.

Title: Colored American - September 11, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers corrections to errors he discovered in an article published in the Journal of Education regarding the Troy Convention.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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: Fearful and Heavy Responsibility--No. 1.

Title: Colored American - September 14, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his views on the irony of racial prejudice among those who consider themselves "good Christians."

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

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