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Subtitle: Apology. (Introductory)

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - January, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African Magazine (1859 - 1860)

The writer stresses the strength and determination of African Americans as they have endured injustices over the history of African slavery and prejudice. He mentions several anecdotal stories to prove his point, and assures his readers that African Americans will not only prevail but continue to outnumber the white population.

Description of file(s): three scanned magazine pages (7 columns)

Subtitle: Liberator.

Title: Colored American - January 13, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor praises the Liberator newspaper and encouarges his readers to support this paper.

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

Subtitle: Philomathean Lectures.

Title: Colored American - January 13, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to attend a series of lectures offered by the Philomathean Society. Attending lectures such as these help stimulate youthful minds and keep idle youth away from the theaters.

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

Subtitle: Our Second Year.

Title: Colored American - January 13, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

On the anniversary of the newspaper's existence, the editor looks back on the accomplishments of its past and the hopes for its future.

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

Subtitle: To our Readers.

Title: Colored American - January 13, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor informs his readers that the newspaper ownership has passed into the hands of a committee from a former sole proprietorship. He believes this action will be a positive benefit to maintaining the newspaper and its future survival. He asks for continued support from his readers.

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

Subtitle: Mr. and Mrs. Robinson.

Title: Colored American - January 13, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor recounts the story of a couple who were convicted of kidnapping and sent to prison for attempting to rescue an African American child from slavery.

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

Subtitle: Agricultural Life.

Title: Colored American - January 19, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to purchase land and pursue farming.

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

Subtitle: Florida.--Important.--

Title: Colored American - January 19, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the recent military action to remove the Mickasuckie Indians from Florida.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Privileges Abused.

Title: Colored American - January 20, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to attend lectures offered at the Philomathean Society. The lectures are educational, inexpensive, and one of the few privileges enjoyed by the African American community.

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

Subtitle: Our First Page.

Title: Colored American - January 20, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to take advantage of lectures and other opportunities to improve their minds and the condition of their lives. Work in this direction benefits not only those who pursue it but generations of African Americans to follow.

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

Subtitle: Is there no eye to pity, nor arm to deliver?

Title: Colored American - January 20, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer assures his readers that God has not forgotten them.

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

Subtitle: American Inconsistency.

Title: Colored American - January 20, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer asks again why the U.S. delays action towards the emancipation of its slaves. In order to make his point, he shares a speech against slavery delivered in 1797 by William Pinkney.

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

Subtitle: The Chief of Sinners.

Title: Colored American - January 20, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that while members of the American Colonization Society are honorable and sincere people, the aim of the society is based in prejudice and those who align with its goals are mislead.

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

Subtitle: The Hoe and the Slate.

Title: Colored American - January 26, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to pursue the opportunities of land available in the West, and to combine the manual labor of cultivating this land with education in order to lead successful, happy lives.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Fields for Industry--scope for Enterprise.

Title: Colored American - January 26, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer suggests as an alternative to colonizing Africa with free African Americans that the government should open the available acreage within its territories to all Americans regardless of color. He provides a list of acreage available in various states. He is alarmed with how quickly this land is being settled by foreign immigrants. He believes this land is better used by issuing it to African Americans instead.

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

Subtitle: The Colonization Herald.

Title: Colored American - January 27, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his rejection of the goals and ideals of colonization and the societies formed to promote it.

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

Subtitle: Cruel and Cowardly Persecution.

Title: Colored American - January 27, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on a petition submitted to local authorities by the African American people of Buffalo, New York, listing their grievances regarding the way they are being treated.

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

Subtitle: Take care of Number One!

Title: Colored American - January 27, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to help each other and the community of African Americans rather than concentrating on selfish gain. By working together for the common good, the African American community is more likely to succeed and the poorest among them more likely to survive.

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

Subtitle: Senator Seward.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - January 26, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer presents his views on the political life of Senator Seward. Although he is "much hated" by other politicians and maybe not the best choice to represent African Americans in Congress, he offers the strongest hope for the abolition of slavery at that point.

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

Subtitle: The Past, the Present, and the Future.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - January 27, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer reviews the horrors of slavery in the past from its entry into this country, and the continued cruelties that accompany it in the present. He details slavery's horrible progress to the present day, but offers hope for the future where he sees its demise.

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

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