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Subtitle: The Cause.

Title: Lunar Visitor - February, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Lunar Visitor (1862 - 18??)

The writer comments on the causes of the Civil War. He notes that slavery is the primary cause with Southern rebellion as the secondary cause of the war.

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

Subtitle: The want of Unity among the Colored People--1. The Effects. 2. The Cause; 3. The Remedy.

Title: Lunar Visitor - February, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Lunar Visitor (1862 - 18??)

The writer breaks down the wants of African Americans in order to realize social harmony with their white fellow citizens. He emphasizes unity in this regard: unity of purpose, sympathy, self-respect; and a basic shared interest in human welfare.

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

Subtitle: Our Relation to the Government.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 11, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

Although several state constitutions were changed to insert the word "white" in order to restrict African American citizenship rights, the Conscription Law now makes the use of this term obsolete when it comes to the militia.

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

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 12, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer offers his thoughts on the causes of racial prejudice.

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

Subtitle: The Public School.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 18, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer tells his readers that the public school room set aside for the education of African American children is in terrible condition. Although parents and others have complained for years, nothing has been done to remedy this.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Rev. J. J. Moore.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 18, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer gives his readers a brief overview of the accomplishments of Reverend Moore. He stresses Reverend Moore's upcoming travel plans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer continues his commentary on the causes of prejudice. He emphasizes the this is directly linked to slavery. Prejudice must be taught to each generation since it is not a natural aspect of humanity.

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

Subtitle: Slavery Abolished in the District of Columbia.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer briefly announces that a bill has passed abolishing slavery in Washington, D.C.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Sam Pride's Original Colored Minstrels.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer offers a brief review of local minstrel show and encourages his readers to attend.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Slavery in the District of Columbia.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer offers further commentary on the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. He tells his readers that this news is totally unexpected, yet opens the way for total emancipation for the entire country.

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

Subtitle: Our Petition.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer urges his readers not to be discouraged regarding the delay in response to a recent petition sent to the Senate.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "Nobody Hurt."

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 25, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

Contrary to the fears of those opposed to emancipation, those freed from slavery have not turned to violence. The writer now hopes that all African Americans will enjoy the rights of citizenship in every state.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Negro Equality Governments.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 26, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer shares with his readers an article from the 1775 Constitution of Maryland providing the right of suffrage to any man with property. He tells his readers that this right to vote for all men was also accepted in two other states. It was only later that these state constitutions were changed to limit suffrage to white men only.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Vincibility of Prejudice.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 26, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer continues his commentary on the causes of racial prejudice. He notes that the Jews overcame prejudice through education and acquiring wealth. He views this as a way for African Americans to also overcome the racial prejudice they are living with now.

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

Subtitle: Triumph of Oppression.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 26, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer tells his readers that their petition to the state government for the right to give testimony seems to be delayed in the Senate. He urges them not to give up hope that this will pass.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 4, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer shares with his readers the break-down of delegates and how each voted in the San Francisco assembly regarding the Testimony Bill.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Second Volume.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 4, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The editor announces the beginning of the second year of publication of the newspaper. He thanks his readers, stresses the benefits of the newspaper, and urges continued patronage.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Rights of Testimony.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 5, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer comments on various newspapers who help sign a petition for African Americans to enjoy "the right of oath" or the right to give testimony. He emphasizes one newspaper in particular that is against this idea.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Events of the Day.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 5, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer offers his thoughts on the current situation with the Civil War which he expects will end soon. He notes that the war and the Right of Testimony are the two main issues concerning African Americans at this time.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Government.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 5, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer discusses the idea of the "perfect" government of human beings. He concludes that even in the U.S. with its seemingly perfect form of government, slavery makes it a flawed system.

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

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