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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: Our Wish is to do Good.

Title: Colored American - July 7, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer informs his readers that the newspaper's intention is to do good in the community and to assist an oppressed segment of society. If any editorial has offended anyone or created any ill-will, he apologizes for it.

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

Subtitle: A good man gone to his rest.

Title: Colored American - September 29, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer marks the death of philanthropist and abolitionist, Jacob Lorillard. He praises the life of a good man who worked hard to end prejudice and promote religious harmony between the races.

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

Subtitle: Equitable Laws, or the Practical Result of Legislating on the Principle of "The Greatest Good of the Greatest Number."

Title: Pacific Appeal - October 31, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer sees a more liberal government taking shape. He notes that all the fears associated with the emancipation of slaves have not been realized. He emphasizes that "freemen and freedmen" alike demonstrate loyalty and patriotism despite prejudicial treatment.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Way to do Colored Canadians Good.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 10, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer expresses his ideas on what he calls the "failure" of well-meaning people in Canada to help the black immigrants to that country. He believes the fault lies in the lack of focus on Christianity. He suggests emphasizing Christianity before education.

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

Subtitle: Good News From Slavery.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

Brief announcement of the arrival of more fugitive slaves to the local area.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: A Good Movement.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 23, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Brief commentary on an association established for "mutual protection," the realization of civil and social rights, and the general social benefit of African Americans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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