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Subtitle: Colonization in Philadelphia.

Title: Colored American - June 16, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer describes the events at a Colonization meeting held in Philadelphia. Although it was supposed to be open to everyone, African Americans were excluded. One African American man who got into the meeting, however, said it was merely a fund raiser and based on the fear of violence if the slaves were set free.

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

Subtitle: Philadelphia Riot.

Title: Colored American - June 2, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on a riot that took place in Philadelphia during which a mob destroyed the property of abolitionists. The aim of this riot was to fight against abolition, but because the mob acted violently in this way, the abolitionists gained public sympathy.

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

Subtitle: Our Brethren in Philadelphia.

Title: Colored American - March 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer scolds the African American members of the national convention in Philadelphia for wasting time debating what they want to be called by the rest of the population and in the process neglecting the more important issues that confront them.

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

Subtitle: Philadelphia.

Title: Impartial Citizen - June 12, 1850

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

While on a lecture tour of Philadelphia, the writer reports the degradation and immorality he finds there.

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

Subtitle: A Philadelphia Circular.

Title: Pacific Appeal - August 15, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer briefly comments on a printed announcement he received regarding the commencement exercises held at the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Is not Philadelphia Infamous?

Title: Palladium of Liberty - May 22, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer provides a brief commentary on the various political parties involved in this year's presidential election.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Meetings at Philadelphia.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 8, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer condemns the Dred Scott decision and thus lends her voice to those who participated in a recent meeting regarding this in Philadelphia. She urges those African American leaders who protested this decision to immigrate to Canada.

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

Subtitle: The Circular Calling upon Fugitives from Canada for West India Labours.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 1, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer expresses his opinion of a circular he received calling for people of African descent living in Canada to work in the British West Indies. He believes this is another immigration scheme created by those who suppose these people are not smart enough to stay where they are.

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

Subtitle: The Late Philadelphia Libel Suit.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 19, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

Detailed account of a libel case brought about by Ellen Wells against William Still. Mr. Still was found guilty, fined $100 and sentenced to ten days in jail (a term later commuted to four days).

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

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