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Subtitle: A Plan.

Title: Colored American - November 23, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief description of the current plan to raise funds to save the financially strapped newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Dollar Plan to Aid this Paper. Proposed by H. H. Garnet, and Adopted by the Troy Convention.

Title: Colored American - September 4, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer related the status of a proposal made during the Troy Convention that attendees send $1 each to help the Colored American newspaper stay in publication.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Begging for Fugitives in Canada.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 14, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer laments the continued perception among the Canadian public that people of African descent are unable to care for themselves. The automatic assumption that these people must be clothed, fed, and sheltered is degrading to the race.

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

Subtitle: A Plan to Kidnap Fugitives.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 20, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer warns his readers of a scheme that may be underway in the U.S. to capture fugitive slaves as they reach the Canadian border.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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: More Begging! Elder Piper, Free Mission Baptist Missionary at Chatham!! Clothes for Fugitives!!

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 30, 1857

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

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer calls attention to the continued solicitation of charity for fugitive slaves living in Canada. This type of "begging" for help is unwelcomed and unwanted by the people of African descent living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: The "Colonist" and the Fugitives.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 5, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on an article published in another newspaper offering a weak apology for a previously published statement saying that fugitive slaves made "undesirable citizens." The circular logic in the apology noted that if the fugitives were "intelligent and industrious" that they wouldn't care what color they were. The assumption is already made in this writer's statement that these people are "ignorant and brutally trained."

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

Subtitle: Traveling Agents for the Fugitives Home Society in Mich.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the Fugitives Home Society has offered to gather subscriptons to the newspaper as it searches for financial aid for fugitive slaves.

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

Subtitle: What do the Fugitives in Canada Stand in Need of? No. III.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 23, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer suggests that instead of donations of food and clothing, fugitive slaves would be better served with financial aid to help purchase land. (Incomplete) See Voice of the Fugitive editorial 11524edi.

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

Subtitle: Temperance Among the Fugitives.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 23, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares one man's experience of the positive influence of the Temperance Society in his area.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: What do the Fugitives in Canada Stand Mostly in Need of.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

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

The writer tells his readers that what the fugitive slaves living in Canada need more than anything right now is knowledge and strength. Instead of clothing and food, he asks those who want to help to contribute land and education. These will better help the poor and fugitives build their own futures.

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

Subtitle: Thirty Thousand Fugitives.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides an update on the current status of the fugitive slaves and refugees living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: A Warning Voice To the Fugitives from Slavery Who are Yet Tarrying in the United States.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer urges fugitives who may still be lingering in the U.S. to continue on to Canada. He tells them that there is no safe place for them in the U.S.

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

Subtitle: Sickness Among the Fugitives in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 29, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that due to overcrowding, many fugitive slaves are suffering from exposure during the winter in Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Help for the Fugitives.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer acknowledges recent gifts of food and clothing sent to help the poor and fugitive slaves living in the local area.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: What do the Fugitives in Canada stand mostly in need of?

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 26, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

After living off charity and donations of food and clothing, the editor tells his readers that the time has come for the fugitive slaves and the poor to begin fending for themselves. He suggests that now they "produce what they consume" and stop living as beggars. The cost of shipping donations of food and clothing would be better spent on education and land.

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

Subtitle: To The Fugitives Yet in Danger

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 26, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor warns his readers to take care to avoid men who are hunting fugitive slaves. If they let down their guard, they may be dragged into slavery whether they are fugitives or not.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Help for the Fugitives.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 21, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer thanks those who have contributed used clothing to the fugitives slaves in his area.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Land is Bought for the Fugitives.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 19, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer announces that the Refugees' Home Society has just purchased Canadian land that will be made available to the homeless. Details of how this land will be distributed will follow in a later issue, or the readers may contact the representatives listed.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Seven Fugitives Captured.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 21, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief account of fugitives who escaped from a southern prison and were thwarted in their attempts to reach Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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