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Subtitle: Our Public Schools -- An Appeal to Parents.

Title: Anglo-African - August 12, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares information with his readers regarding the alarming rate of truancy among school aged children. He asks parents to get involved and ensure that their children attend school. He emphasizes that a good education is beneficial to the social perception of the entire African American race.

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

Subtitle: Our Fifth Volume.

Title: Anglo-African - August 12, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor sends a note of thanks to his readers for their support and continued readership. He tells them that the newspaper will improve and offer a continued focus on benefiting the African American community.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Revival of Slavery.

Title: Anglo-African - August 12, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on an article published in a Nashville, Tennessee newspaper urging readers to vote for Governor Campbell and a return to the institution of slavery.

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

Subtitle: Should Black Men be Prejudice Against White Men?

Title: Anglo-African - August 26, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that while the white portion of the population is prejudiced against the black portion, the black portion feels no prejudice against the white. He emphasizes that what African Americans feel towards their white counterparts is actually a lack of trust and not prejudice.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Northern Humiliation and Southern Spirit.

Title: Anglo-African - August 26, 1965

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the demeanor of Robert E. Lee as he surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. The writer notes that there was no humility in this surrender and it seemed to be based more on the South's inability to feed its troops than on any admission of wrong. This, he believes, leaves open the question of continuing the institution of slavery.

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

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: 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: First of August.

Title: Colored American - August 1, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer alerts his readers to the August 1st celebration that will take place later that day. He reminds his readers that the British West Indies were emancipated on this date.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Jamaica, West Indies.

Title: Colored American - August 1, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer apologizes for publishing a letter received by the newspaper in error. The letter had been included with a list of donors and subscribers which was supposed to be published.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The cause of the oppressed, the cause of God.

Title: Colored American - August 11, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that the abolitionists are doing God's work and those who oppose them, oppose God.

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

Subtitle: American Colonization.

Title: Colored American - August 11, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the American Colonization Society. While he views it as an evil scheme, he believes it to be ultimately powerless in the face of ethical reasoning.

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

Subtitle: Our Friends hinder our Improvement.

Title: Colored American - August 12, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

In an effort to help, the friends of free African Americans are pushing them through an inadequate education and sending them into a prejudiced society unprepared for the challenges that await them there. By assuming that African Americans are not capable of more than this, those who are acting on their behalf, are doing more harm than good, even though their intentions are well meaning.

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

Subtitle: Our Friends discourage us.

Title: Colored American - August 12, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that by paying African Americans half the amount that a white worker is paid, those who provide these jobs in an effort to help are doing more harm than good. The writer urges employers to provide equal pay for equal work regardless of race.

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

Subtitle: The Conventions.

Title: Colored American - August 14, 1841

Speaker or author: J.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of three upcoming conventions.

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

Title: Colored American - August 14, 1841

Speaker or author: L.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to an article from the New Era newspaper describing the poor condition of fugitive slaves living in Canada. The writer emphasizes that contrary to what the article says, living in poverty is preferable to living as a slave.

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

Subtitle: First of August.

Title: Colored American - August 15, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

A brief overview of celebrations held to commemorate the August 1st anniversary of emancipation in the British West Indies.

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

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: The First of August.

Title: Colored American - August 17, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer related the events surrounding the August 1st celebration of the emancipation of the the British West Indies.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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