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Title: "A Colored Female"

Speaker or author: Anonymous

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given by an anonymous speaker at the Female Minervian Association on the moral and social improvement of freed slaves, encouraging them to assist those who are still enslaved.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 316 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: To the Press.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

Brief word of thanks offered to local newspapers for their welcome and complimentary announcements regarding the publication of this new newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: President Pierce's Inaugural.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The writer provides commentary on the inaugural speech of President Franklin Pierce. In his address, Pierce offered his thoughts on issues ranging from economic growth, westward expansion, and the continuation of slavery in the Southern states. He carefully refers to slavery as "involuntary servitude," and tells his audience that this is constitutional in the states that allow it.

Description of file(s): four scanned newspaper pages (seven columns)

Subtitle: The Aliened American.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The editor announces with this the first issue of the Aliened American newspaper its mission statement; community goals; and the names of contributing writers and supporters.

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

Subtitle: Our Present Number.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Alienced American (1853 - 1877)

The editor offers an apology for the delay in getting the paper going. He explains that this brief editorial is not representative of what the newspaper will become once it gets into full publication.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: American Colonization Society.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The writer points out a discrepancy in the number of immigrants reportedly colonized in Liberia and the amount of money the American Colonization Society say they have invested in each person participating in this project.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church. No. III.

Title: Colored American - April 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses that the Church is encouraging the continuation of slavery by its implied approval of the system.

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

Subtitle: The Foundation of Our Faith.

Title: Colored American - April 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a man who doubted the value of Christianity. The writer stresses that a faith filled life is the only true path to salvation.

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

Subtitle: The American Citizen--Canada Mission--Ourself.

Title: Colored American - April 10, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to an article in the American Citizen newspaper indicating that fugitives are being aided in their escape to Canada. He says that the belief that African Americans who succeed in other countries will reflect positively on those left in the U.S. is just another scam to realize the goals of Colonization. He wonders why it's necessary for African Americans to leave their home country to show their own worth when they can do this now where they are.

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

Subtitle: The Objects of Our Paper.

Title: Colored American - April 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer lists the benefits of the Colored American newspaper, and offers its pledge to continue to serve the African American community.

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

Title: Colored American - April 11, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Overview of a government report on the status of immigration to Trinidad, Guiana, and Mauritius and the condition of those who have immigrated there.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: News from Trinidad.

Title: Colored American - April 11, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor shares a first hand account from a local traveler of conditions in Trinidad and the status of those who have immigrated there.

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

Subtitle: Our Noble Committee.

Title: Colored American - April 12, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor praises the efforts of the African American community in New York for its help and support in continuing to keep the Colored American newspaper in publication.

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

Subtitle: Their Spirits Not Broken.

Title: Colored American - April 12, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer disagrees with the popular view of those promoting Colonization that the African American spirit is "broken" and that there is no chance for them to succeed in the land of their birth. He says that this is just another ploy to get free African Americans to leave their home country.

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

Subtitle: Mistaken Notion -- No. 2.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his disagreement with the advice he's received from well-meaning white men saying that it might be best for black Americans to leave the country. The suggestion for black Americans to return to Africa is not only unsympathic, but unenlightened. Just because their ancestry had originated in Africa didn't mean they belonged there.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church. No. IV.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers an anecdote of his recent experience with prejudice in the Church.

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

Subtitle: Thursday, April 13, 1837. To the thoughtless part of our colored citizens.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer apologizes for the crowd of protestors who gathered around and near the trial of fugitive slaves held earlier that week. He admonishes the protestors and askes them to cease such actions. But he also offers his contempt for the men who would hunt and capture those who they call "fugitives."

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

Subtitle: The Importance of Agricultural Pursuits.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages African Americans to pursue farming and other agricultural employment to offer a positive contribution to society.

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

Subtitle: The Conversion of the World.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his dismay at the goals of the British and American churches to convert the world to Christianity when in their own countries they condone un-Christian behavior.

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

Subtitle: Day of National Fasting.

Title: Colored American - April 17, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

To commemorate the recent death in office of William Henry Harrison, a national day of fasting and prayer is proclaimed and set to take place on May 14th.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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