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Subtitle: Discourtesy to Editors.

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor explains to his readers that editorials are based on opinion and those who oppose the opinion should express their disagreement in writing not by barging into the newspaper office and physically confronting the editor.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Suspension of Our Paper An Explanation.

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor explains the recent changes that the newspaper has gone through in an effort to fulfill its mission to provide quality to its readers. These changes include size, publication date, and advertising (which was not offered previously).

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

Subtitle: The "Elevator."

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer praises the editor of the Elevator newspaper for his outstanding work.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The New Evangel.

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer expresses the fears that permeate African American communities that the white slaveholders will demand a return to the system of slavery, and be granted this by the government. The majority of African Americans, however, are determined to resist and not allow this to happen without a fight.

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

Subtitle: Progress of Colored Journalism.

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor comments on the benefits of newspapers published by and for the African American community.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Africa's Condolence With and Greeting to America.

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor briefly tells his readers about the visit to the U. S. of the African ambassador to both offer condolences on the death of Abraham Lincoln, and to congratulate the country on the end of the Civil War.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Anglo-African Bureaus. To Be Established Everywhere.

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor calls for those who are interested in representing the newspaper in their areas to submit their names for consideration.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Politics.

Title: Colored American - October 10, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses the importance of political action and the exercising of voting rights in the work to abolish slavery.

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

Subtitle: The Condition of Our People.

Title: Colored American - October 12, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer emphasizes to his readers that their freedom lies in their own hands. He tells them that one race cannot elevate another; that they must take responsibility for their own freedom. Each person must work to elevate him/herself and be all he/she can be, to offer a model of freedom for the generations to follow.

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

Subtitle: A Disfranchised People.

Title: Colored American - October 12, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the state of disfranchisement that free African Americans find themselves in. This condition marginalizes them from the rest of the population and they feel not only that their right to citizenship is in question, but their human rights as well. (This editorial will be continued in upcoming issues.)

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Keep Cool, Brethren.

Title: Colored American - October 14, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a negative article about him that was published in the Liberator newspaper.

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

Subtitle: Ordination at Portland.

Title: Colored American - October 15, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer shares an article published in a Christian newspaper recounting the ordination of a African American minister. The writer emphasized the cooperation and welcome the minister received from a mixed racial congregation.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: National Convention.

Title: Colored American - October 16, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a request for the newspaper's views on topics discussed at the recent National Convention. He mentions in this response that if the newspaper continues (which he doubts) that more commentary on these topics will follow in another issue.

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

Subtitle: The Letter of "W."

Title: Colored American - October 16, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored Amerian (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a letter accusing the attendees at a recent convention of changing their views and convictions.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: War in the East.

Title: Colored American - October 17, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on rumors of war in the Middle-east.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Winter Evenings.

Title: Colored American - October 17, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief note from the editor suggesting that his readers spend their free time in the upcoming winter months attending lectures and enjoying educational activities.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Parties.

Title: Colored American - October 17, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to not vote for Martin Van Buren or any member of the Whig party.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: West India Emigration.

Title: Colored American - October 17, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer describes the current state of immigration to the West Indies. He urges his readers to abandon any ideas of immigrating. While the concept may sound inviting, the reality of the experiences of those who have gone before is miserable.

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

Title: Colored American - October 17, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a review of a book of Biblical illustrations that has recently gone on sale at local bookstores.

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

Subtitle: Correspondents.

Title: Colored American - October 17, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor calls for young, educated African American men to write for the newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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