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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: Wants of the Church.--Education of Children.

Title: Christian Recorder - March 19, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer discusses the benefits of education. Education, he believes, offers not just a way of learning a trade and contributing to society, but a way of knowing and living a truly moral life.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church. No. III.

Title: Colored American - April 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses that the Church is encouraging the continuation of slavery by its implied approval of the system.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church. No. IV.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers an anecdote of his recent experience with prejudice in the Church.

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

Subtitle: Methodist Church.

Title: Colored American - December 16, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on his recent visit to a local Methodist Church. While he enjoyed the sermon and the decor of the church itself, the question of slavery still remains a sensitive issue to Methodist dogma. The preacher believed it best to say as little as possible about what he believed to be a "semi-political" issue. Yet by his silence on the issue, he allowed for an implied condoning of it by the Church. Although the preacher felt lack of action by the Church carried little weight, this effectively aided in continuing the system since no one was encouraged to oppose it.

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

Subtitle: The Church Must Awake!

Title: Colored American - December 2, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer hopes that the recent murder of a newspaper owner in Illinois will cause the Church to change its position and begin to preach against slavery. By its silence (and even its own slave ownership in some cases), the Church conveyes a message of acceptance of slavery to its congregations. The writer emphasizes the power of the Church to sway public opinion and he hopes this event will stir ministers to action that will put an end to slavery and prejudice.

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

Subtitle: The Church in Fault.

Title: Colored American - February 3, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his views that by its silence on the subjects of slavery and prejudice, the Church implies an acceptance of the system. By not addressing an issue that is in direct opposition to the teachings of Christ, church going people are not persuaded to fight against slavery.

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

Subtitle: Phoenix School.

Title: Colored American - July 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates the plight of the Phoenix School, which is about to close due to lack of funding. He tells his readers, however, that money has been left for the benefit of this school through the Will of a philanthropist. This money is now sitting in a bank and not being used as it was intended.

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: Why Dwell So Much on the Impurities of the Church?

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his thoughts on why it is important that the Church remain free from prejudice and an implied agreement with the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Old and the New School.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers of the powerful influence the Church has on continuing slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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: General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.

Title: Colored American - June 17, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates an instance of prejudice against color within the Presbyterian Church and among its members. The Church, by its silence in such situations, subtly endorses the continuation of prejudice and the system of slavery.

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

Subtitle: Division of the Presb. Church.

Title: Colored American - June 2, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the split in the Presbyterian Church. He promises to provide further commentary in an upcoming issue of the paper.

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: The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Title: Colored American - June 20, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer provides an overview of a recent conference of the Methodist Episcopalian Church. He emphasizes the controversy that developed when the topic of slavery and abolition was introduced.

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

Subtitle: The Curse of the American Nation and Church.

Title: Colored American - June 22, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the influence of the Church in continuing the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church.

Title: Colored American - March 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes the irony of the prejudice evident among white Christian ministers towards the black members of their congregations. This prejudice encourages a pronounced separation between white and black churches. This type of prejudice influences the delay in the abolition of slavery and subtly encouraged its continuation.

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

Subtitle: St. Matthews' Free Church.

Title: Colored American - March 14, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Response to an editorial published in another newspaper by a local minister wherein the minister referred to African Americans as "heathen" and Godless.

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

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