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Subtitle: "He Who Defends Freedom is Worthy of All Its Franchises."

Title: Anglo-African - November 11, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief note announcing a celebration to honor African Americans who fought in the Civil War.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: New York, November 11, 1865. Reconstruction.

Title: Anglo-African - November 11, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers his views regarding the current governmental ideas on Reconstruction after the Civil War. He tells his readers that he speaks for all African Americans in saying that the country should work towards ensuring freedom for all and providing all American people with the rights of citizenship regardless of color.

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

Subtitle: Colored Newspapers.

Title: Anglo-African - November 11, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor comments briefly on three African American newspapers published in the U.S. and Guiana.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Death of Dr. J. McCune Smith.

Title: Anglo-African - November 18, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief notification of the death of James McCune Smith.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Outbreak in Virginia.

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - November, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

Detailed account of the raid on Harper's Ferry by John Brown published originally in the Baltimore American and New York Herald. Included is an interview with John Brown shortly after his capture, and a brief account of his statements before the Grand Jury before his trial.

Description of file(s): eight scanned magazine pages (14 columns)

Subtitle: Haiti.

Title: Colored American - November 10, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges the U.S. government to recognize Hayti as an independent government and a source of economic trade. He notes the irony of sanctioned trade with Texas (and foreign countries) that is less than the potential economic value of trade with Hayti.

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

Subtitle: The key of knowledge, or road to wisdom.

Title: Colored American - November 10, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that an education doesn't have to include the entire package of classical learning, but can be gained simply by learning to read and then reading all you can. He encourages them to "read and you will know."

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

Subtitle: Friends, do not forget us.

Title: Colored American - November 10, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The Vigilance Committee makes a plea to the readers of the Colored American for their help in collecting money to pay legal fees so that they can continue their work.

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

Subtitle: The Union.

Title: Colored American - November 10, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor shares articles with his readers indicating the growing unrest between the northern and southern states over the issue of slavery.

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

Subtitle: The glory of the Gospel. Death of Bishop Jolley.

Title: Colored American - November 10, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Thw writer comments on an article regarding the death of Bishop Jolley, "the father of the Scottish Epis. Church."

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

Subtitle: Education of Youth.

Title: Colored American - November 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses the importance and benefits of education. He places emphasis on quality, parental involvement, and the need for competent teachers.

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

Subtitle: Gambling.

Title: Colored American - November 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer cautions against the evils and dire consequences of gambling. He urges his readers to refrain from any form of gambling and ensure that their children do the same.

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

Subtitle: The Holy Sabbath.

Title: Colored American - November 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers of the importance of the Biblical quote, "remember the Sabbath and keep it holy." When there is a religious focus in one's life, there's no room for vice and sin.

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

Subtitle: Going from Home.

Title: Colored American - November 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Although the Colored American newspaper is now out of debt, the editor will be traveling to Philadelphia to speak on its behalf and encourage further investment in order to sustain it. Donations are always appreciated and put to good use.

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

Subtitle: Georgia and New York.

Title: Colored American - November 13, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a story from Georgia in which a man is said to have "stolen" a female slave. The governors of Georgia and New York debated Georgia's obligation under Federal law and the recently passed "Jury Trial Law" that impacts the outcome of this case.

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

Subtitle: The Intellectual Season.

Title: Colored American - November 13, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to use the upcoming season for intellectual pursuits and to avoid the gambling houses. He tells his readers that lectures will be available to the public during the upcoming months.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Emigration Scheme.

Title: Colored American - November 13, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a pamphlet published by a woman who recently returned from Jamaica. The writer of the pamphlet, along with the American Consul and the editor of the Liberator newspaper all agree that immigrating to the West Indies is an unwise choice for African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Immediate Emancipation.

Title: Colored American - November 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes the success of immediate emancipation in other countries, and expresses his belief that the U.S. must follow suit.

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

Subtitle: Moral Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his views regarding abolition and political action. Abolition is a moral decision, and politics is the forum for translation of this decision into action.

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

Subtitle: Money! Money!! Money!!!

Title: Colored American - November 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer asks his readers for donations to help the newspaper stay in publication.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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