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Subtitle: Thanks to God for Victory.

Title: Anglo-African - December 23, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African (1863 - 1865)

The writer celebrates the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolishes slavery forever in the U.S. and provides for the protection of freedom for all citizens.

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

Subtitle: Abolition.

Title: Colored American - April 25, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opinion regarding the work of abolitionists. He is disappointed, however, to learn that some prominent African American men are actually opposed to the abolition movement saying that it does more harm than good.

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

Subtitle: Abolition.

Title: Colored American - March 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers ways in which African Americans can get involved in the work towards abolition of slavery.

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

Subtitle: The City Abolition Convention.

Title: Colored American - March 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of a recent abolitionist convention he attended.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Difficulties of Abolition.

Title: Colored American - May 27, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his appreciation for the work, sacrifice, and dedication of all abolitionists.

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

Subtitle: Abolition Dying Away.

Title: Colored American - May 8, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Although anti-slavery organizations may not agree on the details of how slavery should be abolished, the writer assures his readers that this movement towards freedom is alive and well. The principles of the abolition movement remain strongly supported despite rumors to the contrary.

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

Subtitle: Moral Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his views regarding abolition and political action. Abolition is a moral decision, and politics is the forum for translation of this decision into action.

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Commentary on the role politics plays in the fight for the abolition of slavery. The writer expresses his opinion on the current state of this battle in the political arena.

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 17, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to vote in accordance with their moral prinicples and not base their vote on party affiliation or abolitionist views. He believes that moral principles only should guide each voter even if it means crossing party lines.

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

Subtitle: Abolition Victory.

Title: Colored American - November 17, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer disagrees with the Journal of Commerce and its remark that there were few abolitionists voters in the recent election. He comments on the influence of abolitionists in current government elections.

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 24, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to vote in line with abolitionist ideas and political action that will put an end to slavery.

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

Subtitle: Abolition on the wane.

Title: Colored American - November 3, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers by telling them that the call for abolition is now the most powerful political cry in the land. He tells them that more and more people are adopting this idea and that the fight for freedom continues.

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

Subtitle: Abolition Cause.

Title: Colored American - November 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer asks his readers to please contribute money to help fund the work of abolitionists who continue to fight against slavery.

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opinion on recent political action as it pertains to the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns) (small section missing on first page)

Subtitle: Insurrections, Underground Railroad, Republican Victory, Fugitive Slave Case.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November, 1857

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

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

[Copyright Permission granted August 2007.] The writer provides current news of insurrection activities in the southern states. While slaves are escaping in droves and heading to Canada, the tension and violent atmosphere is offering fertile ground for rumors of civil war. She also provides an update on the current political standing in the U.S.

Description of file(s): seven scanned, handwritten pages

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