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Subtitle: American Colonization Society.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The writer points out a discrepancy in the number of immigrants reportedly colonized in Liberia and the amount of money the American Colonization Society say they have invested in each person participating in this project.

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

Subtitle: Anglo-African Bureaus. To Be Established Everywhere.

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor calls for those who are interested in representing the newspaper in their areas to submit their names for consideration.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Anglo-African Magazine for 1860

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - December, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African Magazine (1859 - 1860)

The editor thanks his readers for their support in 1859 and calls upon them to renew their subscriptions early for 1860. He tells them the next addition will include "a sketch" of the life of Ira Aldridge.

Description of file(s): one scanned magazine column

Subtitle: The American Citizen--Canada Mission--Ourself.

Title: Colored American - April 10, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to an article in the American Citizen newspaper indicating that fugitives are being aided in their escape to Canada. He says that the belief that African Americans who succeed in other countries will reflect positively on those left in the U.S. is just another scam to realize the goals of Colonization. He wonders why it's necessary for African Americans to leave their home country to show their own worth when they can do this now where they are.

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

Subtitle: Phoenixonian Society.

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers a description and critique of the recent anniversary celebration of the New York chapter of the Phoenixonian Literary Society.

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

Subtitle: Moral Reform Society.

Title: Colored American - July 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to join the Moral Reform Society. He believes that the best way to gain social acceptance is for African Americans to present a moral, industrious, and intelligent manner to the general public.

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

Subtitle: Like Society, Like Advocates.

Title: Colored American - June 2, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a comment made about his move to the country from the city of New York that was delivered before a meeting of the anti-slavery society. He notes that some of the information given about his motivations is incorrect.

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

Subtitle: Sixth Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Title: Colored American - May 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces an upcoming convention to be held on the anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He briefly mentions the challenges that lay ahead for this organization.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colonization Society.

Title: Colored American - May 13, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Overview of a celebration held on the anniversary of the Colonization Society. Several ministers spoke and admitted to silent compliance with the system of slavery in their sermons. The idea was to encourage African Americans to agree with colonization based on the notion that because of the Church's "admittedly evil pact with Satan" in promoting slavery, there was no chance for freed people of color to advance out of their current social situation in the U.S. The only hope expressed by these ministers was for African Americans to agree with the tenets of the Colonization Society and move to Africa.

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

Subtitle: Pittsburgh Temperance Society.

Title: Colored American - May 20, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his view that a commitment to temperance and punctual attendance at meetings devoted to this cause promotes the idea that African Americans are industrious, pious and moral people. He believes that presenting a moral and industrious image helps to counter the stereotyping that prejudice promotes.

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

Subtitle: American Colonization Society.

Title: Colored American - May 27, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Despite its good intentions, the writer believes that the American Colonization movement is a politically motivated ploy to remove people of color from the U.S., and thus solve the moral problem of slavery.

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

Subtitle: Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Title: Colored American - May 6, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces the anniversary celebration of the American Anti-Slavery Society. This organization holds an important place in a country whose government and Churches are swayed by prejudice, a system based on slaveholding, and continued corruption.

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

Subtitle: Emigration of Colored People to Canada.

Title: Colored American - November 18, 1837

Speaker or author: Ray, Charles B. (Charles Bennett), 1807-1886

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes that most African Americans are immigrating to Canada to find relief from prejudice and unemployment. He urges them instead to immigrate to Wisconsin, which is currently being settled. Land there is inexpensive, the territory is beautiful, and people live together harmoniously.

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

Subtitle: Philomanthean Society.

Title: Colored American - November 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on his experience while attending the anniversary of the Philomethian Society. The Philomethian Society members are young, talented African American youth interested in education and making positive contributions to society.

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

Subtitle: The Colonization Society.

Title: Colored American - October 2, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer warns his readers not to be taken in by the promises of Colonization. He emphasizes the missionary work of George S. Brown who, when he could not convert the native Africans to Christianity, killed them en mass and then bragged about doing so. Now this same missionary is attempting to persuade free African Americans to immigrate to Liberia.

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

Subtitle: The African Methodist Episcopal Church Magazine.

Title: Colored American - September 25, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of the African Methodist Episcopal Church magazine.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The African Captives.

Title: Colored American - September 28, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Preliminary proceedings to decide jurisdiction of one part of the Amistad case involving the capture and bondage of three children.

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

Subtitle: Anglo-African Magazine.

Title: Elevator - October 20, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The editor announces to his readers the intention of the Anglo-African newspaper to start publication of a quarterly magazine. He suggests that this be a monthly rather than quarterly publication.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Anglo African.

Title: Elevator - September 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The writer commends the Anglo African newspaper and its staff, but condemns the paper's practice of running advertisements from men looking for wives.

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

Subtitle: Visit to Toronto, Canada.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - August 18, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer comments briefly on his visit to Toronto, Canada and the work being done there on behalf of its black citizens.

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

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