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Subtitle: Silk Culture.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to get involved in the silk making industry. This business can be created independently with very little capital investment.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Fiery Trials.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer emphasizes the power of faith and religion in times of oppression, prejudice, and opposition to emancipation that is being expressed by both the government and the Church.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Why Dwell So Much on the Impurities of the Church?

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his thoughts on why it is important that the Church remain free from prejudice and an implied agreement with the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Old and the New School.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers of the powerful influence the Church has on continuing slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Horrible.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his frustration at the suggestion that African Americans could end racial prejudice themselves.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Slavery in the Church.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opinion on the current debate in the Church regarding whether or not slavery is a sin.

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

Subtitle: Silence On Our Part Not To Be Expected.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that protest and appeals for justice should be expected from African Americans. He encourages them to continue, yet to approach this effort as "enlightened, prudent, and modest" people.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Lewis Tappan's Case.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his outrage over the treatment of Lewis Tappan as he dealt with his current court case.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Street Smoking.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on an editorial published in the Journal of Commerce regarding public smoking habits.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Work for True Philanthropists.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer suggests that philanthropists donate money to establish a "market garden" that will help train African American men to start their own business in the silk industry.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Who is the Most Learned?

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief note regarding the value of education. The writer tells his readers that a simple education is often more valuable than a formal, classical one.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Holy Enthusiasm.

Title: Colored American - June 10, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to exercise patience, perseverance, and a Christian response to the atmosphere of prejudice they now find themselves in.

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

Subtitle: They Glory in their Shame.

Title: Colored American - June 10, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor comments on a story published in the Times about an African American man who was refused a seat on a public bus.

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

Subtitle: Loss of Time and waste of Money.

Title: Colored American - June 10, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the prejudice so prevelent in public transportation. The emphasis in the country is on the luxury of travel, yet this one simple pleasure is denied to African Americans who must deal with the cruelties of a prejudicial system.

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

Subtitle: Editorial Responsibility.

Title: Colored American - June 10, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Editorial statement of the intent, motivation, and goals of the newspaper to report in a truthful, moral, and responsible manner information geared towards African American readers.

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

Subtitle: To Our People of This State.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Now that the convention in Albany is over, the writer asks what next. The convention demonstrated what can be accomplished when African Americans pull together for a cause. He suggests another convention may be needed to continue the work towards freedom.

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

Subtitle: The Case of John Torrence.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief account of a ship's mate who is being held in Boston on a charge of kidnapping a free African American and holding him in irons on board a Boston ship.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Right of Suffrage in Connecticut.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief update on recent work towards suffrage for African Americans in Connecticut.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Representatives of the Free Colored Population in Congress.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief announcement that Congress will invite each Free State to send one representative of their African American population to represent the free people of color in Congressional decision-making.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: To Our Readers.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor appeals to his readers for financial help to continue publication of the newspaper.

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

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