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Subtitle: Revival of Slavery.

Title: Anglo-African - August 12, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on an article published in a Nashville, Tennessee newspaper urging readers to vote for Governor Campbell and a return to the institution of slavery.

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

Subtitle: "He Who Defends Freedom is Worthy of All Its Franchises."

Title: Anglo-African - November 11, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief note announcing a celebration to honor African Americans who fought in the Civil War.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The "Elevator."

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer praises the editor of the Elevator newspaper for his outstanding work.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "Equality and Exact Justice to All Men."

Title: Colored American - April 17, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the irony in the actions of those who band together as Republicans in Tammany Hall. They promise justice, equality, and fairness, yet deliver only corruption and prejudice.

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

Subtitle: "A Thought by the Way."

Title: Colored American - April 24, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on an article published in another newspaper by J.W.C. Pennington regarding the return to Africa of the Amistad captives. Dr. Pennington sees this as an opportunity to further his missionary work in Africa by using this incident to gain attention for his cause. The writer hopes that instead the people of this country will see the error in the Colonization efforts that Pennington supports.

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

Subtitle: "Remember That."

Title: Colored American - August 26, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates an experience from his attendence at the Moral Reform Society convention concerning a discussion on the term "Colored" used as reference to African Americans. A Quaker woman stood and told her audience to emphasis the virtue and morality in their lives and prejudice against race will disappear. She reminded them that "it is virtue that exalts a nation, and merit which makes the man."

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

Subtitle: "Bring Your Wives."

Title: Colored American - August 7, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

In an effort to encourage attendance at a convention in Troy, New York, one organizer suggested that attendees bring their wives. The writer responds to this suggestion saying that he doesn't believe this is a good idea.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "Thy sins will surely find thee out."

Title: Colored American - December 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the recent changes that have been introduced into Pennsylvania's "revised" state Constitution.

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

Subtitle: "Behold, we count them happy who endure."

Title: Colored American - December 16, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes that while the intentions of white abolitionists are honorable and sincere, they often carry with them the "low" prejudice of feeling superior to the oppressed people they are helping. This furthers the separation of the races and continues to delay the achievement of true social equality.

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

Subtitle: What has the North to do with Slavery?

Title: Colored American - February 17, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his northern readers of those who still suffer in the system of slavery in the southern states. He includes excerpts from other newspapers reporting cruelty and despair suffered by those who remain enslaved.

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

Subtitle: Take care of Number One!

Title: Colored American - January 27, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to help each other and the community of African Americans rather than concentrating on selfish gain. By working together for the common good, the African American community is more likely to succeed and the poorest among them more likely to survive.

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

Subtitle: National Anti-Slavery Standard and New York Convention.

Title: Colored American - July 18, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a letter published in another newspaper objecting to a recent anti-slavery convention. The letter anonymously expressed the view that African American abolitionists should not hold separate conventions; that all abolitionists should work together. This editorial expresses an opposing view.

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

Subtitle: Slavery in the Church.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opinion on the current debate in the Church regarding whether or not slavery is a sin.

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

Subtitle: The Catholics of Kentucky, and Slavery.

Title: Colored American - June 19, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief comment on an article in a Catholic newspaper predicting that slavery would surely end soon.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Fruits of Slavery.

Title: Colored American - June 26, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief account of a slaveholder who accidently shot his wife while loading his gun to shoot his runaway slave.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Cant' Take Care of Themselves.

Title: Colored American - March 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains to his readers that those opposed to emancipation are often under the assumption that the freed slaves will not be able to care for themselves and will become a burden on society. He includes in this editorial a petition presented before the Ohio legislature from the African American community expressing in logical terms that a focus on education and ending prejudice is the key that will allow for a successful emancipation effort. But limited opportunities and rampant prejudice work against them. They ask only for an opportunity to prove their own worth to society.

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

Subtitle: "Come Over and Help Us."

Title: Colored American - March 25, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor appeals to his readers for financial support to keep the newspaper in publication.

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

Subtitle: The "Colored Man's Journal."

Title: Colored American - March 3, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer warns his readers about the dubious authorship of a new newspaper called "The Colored Man's Journal." It encourages African Americans to embrace Colonization efforts and immigrate to Africa. This, the writer believes, could not be the writing of an African American. He believes this newspaper to be a sham.

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

Subtitle: Creed of the "Journal of Commerce"

Title: Colored American - March 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on remarks made by David Hale, publisher of the Journal of Commerce, regarding those who assume positions of authority.

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

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