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Subtitle: A Lesson for Young Men.

Title: Colored American - August 4, 1838

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a report regarding the trial of a young man accused of embezzlement. He cautions the young men among his readers to focus on character and ethics in their working lives.

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

Subtitle: The Young Lady Fugitive.

Title: Colored American - December 25, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer shares the story of a young girl's flight from slavery to freedom.

Description of file(s): Three scanned newspaper pages (five columns)

Subtitle: Classical Education of our Young Men.

Title: Colored American - February 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a philanthropic enterprise that selects African American youth to enter specialized education. He believes that while white philanthropists mean well, they often select young men who are not the best representatives of the race.

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

Subtitle: Education of Young Men.

Title: Colored American - March 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor stresses that education is not about learning the classics but about gaining practical knowledge for contributing to society.

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

Subtitle: Young Men's Associations -- Slavery.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 16, 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

As the Young Men's Christian Association establishes itself in Canada, the writer wonders aloud how this organization with its emphasis on brotherhood will receive those of African descent. The writer then focuses on the influence of Christianity and the Church on racial prejudice that is increasing in Canada.

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

Subtitle: The Lesson of the Census.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 13, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Using the recent census results and comparing them with results from previous years, the writer shows the increase in slave and free African American populations in various states. In 1860, Virginia is shown as the state with the largest slave population. The writer predicts emancipation and even sketches its effect on population numbers in the southern states.

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

Subtitle: The Lesson of Pittsburgh Landing.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 26, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer briefly comments on General Halleck's order to "drive out" fugitive slaves who try to enter "within federal lines," or seek shelter with Union troops.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Young Men's Christian Association.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - July 30, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief commentary on a recent convention held by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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