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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: 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: 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: 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

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