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Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church. No. III.

Title: Colored American - April 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses that the Church is encouraging the continuation of slavery by its implied approval of the system.

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

Subtitle: The Foundation of Our Faith.

Title: Colored American - April 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a man who doubted the value of Christianity. The writer stresses that a faith filled life is the only true path to salvation.

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

Subtitle: Mistaken Notion -- No. 2.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his disagreement with the advice he's received from well-meaning white men saying that it might be best for black Americans to leave the country. The suggestion for black Americans to return to Africa is not only unsympathic, but unenlightened. Just because their ancestry had originated in Africa didn't mean they belonged there.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church. No. IV.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers an anecdote of his recent experience with prejudice in the Church.

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

Subtitle: Thursday, April 13, 1837. To the thoughtless part of our colored citizens.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer apologizes for the crowd of protestors who gathered around and near the trial of fugitive slaves held earlier that week. He admonishes the protestors and askes them to cease such actions. But he also offers his contempt for the men who would hunt and capture those who they call "fugitives."

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

Subtitle: The Importance of Agricultural Pursuits.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages African Americans to pursue farming and other agricultural employment to offer a positive contribution to society.

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

Subtitle: The Conversion of the World.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his dismay at the goals of the British and American churches to convert the world to Christianity when in their own countries they condone un-Christian behavior.

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

Subtitle: Our Brethren in the Free States.

Title: Colored American - April 22, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer cautions his readers to be aware of how society perceives them and to always present a moral, responsible, and industrious appearance. He urges them to not present any reason for negative judgment from others.

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

Subtitle: Dartmouth College.

Title: Colored American - April 22, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor shares a letter printed in the Herald of Freedom newspaper recounting one man's experience with prejudice as he tried to get his children enrolled in college.

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

Subtitle: Rev. P. Williams

Title: Colored American - April 22, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives an account of the experience of a black American minister who was refused passage from Europe to the U.S. on an American ship. He was forced to travel to his home country aboard a British ship.

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

Subtitle: Horrible Disgrace.

Title: Colored American - April 22, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer is outraged at reports that the judge presiding over the trial of fugitive slaves expressed his desire to shoot them for "sport" instead of hearing their case.

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

Subtitle: Dartmouth College -- A Noble Example.

Title: Colored American - April 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor announces that Dartmouth College has accepted an Arican American student.

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

Subtitle: The Peace of Community.

Title: Colored American - April 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that as long as the northern states condone by silent acceptance the actions of those who kidnap free African Americans as "fugitive slaves," there will be disorder and chaos in free state communities.

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

Subtitle: Africa has Claims Upon Us.

Title: Colored American - April 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor comments on an editorial that appeared in another newspaper regarding the obligation Americans owe to Africa. The writer expresses his own interpretation of this idea. He suggests that the first step to helping Africa is to stop the national perception of separation that prejudice against the continent and its people creates.

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

Subtitle: Colored Orphans.

Title: Colored American - April 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor comments on an editorial previously printed regarding a plea for funding to establish a "Colored Orphanage." While he believes this is motivated by good people seeking to help orphaned black children, he wondered why a separate institution must be established to divide children by race. There are many already established orphanages that would be suitable if it weren't for an underlying racial prejudice in this plan.

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

Subtitle: Things that Pain our Heart.

Title: Colored American - April 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer admonishes African Americans who indulge in immoral behavior such as drinking, smoking, and avoiding church on Sundays.

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

Subtitle: An Instance of Discrimination.

Title: Colored American - April 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor praises the New York American newspaper for adding at the end of a report regarding an attempted rescue of a fugitive slave, that not all African Americans condone breaking the law in this manner.

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

Subtitle: A Mistaken Notion.

Title: Colored American - April 8, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his disagreement with the thoughts of his white friends that black Americans should be taught to be content with their lot in life. He believes that in order to earn the respect of others, black Americans should respect themselves first. This self respect does not include settling for less than a moral, virtuous, and industrious life.

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

Subtitle: The Present an Age of Hope.

Title: Colored American - April 8, 1837

Speaker or author: Ray, Charles B. (Charles Bennett), 1807-1886

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer emphasizes the hope and expectation for universal emancipation, civil rights, and acceptance that African Americans desire.

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

Subtitle: Our Friends hinder our Improvement.

Title: Colored American - August 12, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

In an effort to help, the friends of free African Americans are pushing them through an inadequate education and sending them into a prejudiced society unprepared for the challenges that await them there. By assuming that African Americans are not capable of more than this, those who are acting on their behalf, are doing more harm than good, even though their intentions are well meaning.

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

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