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Subtitle: Our Banking System.

Title: Colored American - July 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer believes that the only solution to the problem of corruption and monopoly in the current banking system is to form a national or government regulated bank.

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

Subtitle: Phoenix School.

Title: Colored American - July 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates the plight of the Phoenix School, which is about to close due to lack of funding. He tells his readers, however, that money has been left for the benefit of this school through the Will of a philanthropist. This money is now sitting in a bank and not being used as it was intended.

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

Subtitle: Hon. Wm. H. Burnley's Letter to Lord John Russell.

Title: Colored American - July 11, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to a letter from the immigration agent for Trinidad to a member of Britain's parliament blaming the actions of abolitionists for the current racial tension in the U.S. The agent reasoned that for free African Americans, immigration was the only rational choice. The writer disagreed with his conclusions.

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

Subtitle: The Week.

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer described the visit to that city of Martin Van Buren and contrasted the event with the past visits by John Quincy Adams. He felt ashamed of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the day. He also described the revelry and celebration of July 4th with similar criticism.

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

Subtitle: What Have They Done?

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers an answer to the question "what have abolitionists done ...?" He emphasizes the sacrifices and dedication to justice that he sees expressed in those who work for the cause of freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Phoenixonian Society.

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers a description and critique of the recent anniversary celebration of the New York chapter of the Phoenixonian Literary Society.

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

Subtitle: What Have Colonizationists Done?

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his views regarding the motivation of those who encourage colonization. The proposed goals of this idea are presented in terms of Christian obligation, but he believes this is simply a way to remove African Americans from their home country.

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

Subtitle: Going West.

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that he is about to journey west from Massachusetts to promote the Colored American newspaper and connect with influence friends.

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

Subtitle: Sanctify the Sabbath.

Title: Colored American - July 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to attend church on Sundays.

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

Subtitle: Purchase of Real Estate.

Title: Colored American - July 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers advice for those interested in purchasing real estate. He advises African Americans to become farmers and not invest in city property. However, he does recommend buying land as soon as the individual is able and he gives advice on what to look for if the purchase must be a city lot.

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

Subtitle: Things which concern Colored Americans.

Title: Colored American - July 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that in order to overcome prejudice, African Americans must focus on "elevation" and "improvement" intellectually and morally. The focus must be on education, economy, temperance, and on living a moral life.

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

Subtitle: Right of Suffrage.

Title: Colored American - July 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers of the importance of the right of suffrage for all Americans. He urges all African Americans to petition the government regarding suffrage legislation and voting rights.

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

Subtitle: Conventions.

Title: Colored American - July 17, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on recent conventions being held throughout the country. These convention unite African Americans in the work towards abolition.

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

Subtitle: National Anti-Slavery Standard and New York Convention.

Title: Colored American - July 18, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a letter published in another newspaper objecting to a recent anti-slavery convention. The letter anonymously expressed the view that African American abolitionists should not hold separate conventions; that all abolitionists should work together. This editorial expresses an opposing view.

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

Subtitle: Sunday Schools.

Title: Colored American - July 20, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the benefits of Sunday Schools (Sabbath Schools).

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Solid Reading.

Title: Colored American - July 20, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to read more in order to keep current with scientific and social advances. But he also encourages them to read more in order to continue to educate themselves (both spiritually and socially) and to reinforce the solid connection with their community.

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

Subtitle: Look Out for Persecution.

Title: Colored American - July 21, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer informs his readers that the Slaveholder's Negro Shipping Compnay has contracted with the Colonization Society to help move African Americans to a colony in Liberia. This is a great irony and the writer views those in charge of this action with utmost contempt.

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

Subtitle: Not to be Longer Disguised.

Title: Colored American - July 21, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer warns his readers about an increase in violence against African Americans in the western states. He blames supporters of colonization for this.

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

Subtitle: A Good Example.

Title: Colored American - July 22, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer calls for the repeal of laws restricting African Americans. He emphasizes that people from other countries can settle in the U.S. and be awarded full citizenship rights that are still denied to African Americans. This situation must change, and he calls upon his readers to take action now to help make this change possible.

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

Subtitle: The Laws of Ohio.

Title: Colored American - July 22, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer calls for an appeal of the oppressive laws that restrict the African American people of Ohio.

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

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