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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: American Colonization.

Title: Colored American - August 11, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the American Colonization Society. While he views it as an evil scheme, he believes it to be ultimately powerless in the face of ethical reasoning.

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

Subtitle: The Colonization Herald.

Title: Colored American - January 27, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his rejection of the goals and ideals of colonization and the societies formed to promote it.

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

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: Colonization in Philadelphia.

Title: Colored American - June 16, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer describes the events at a Colonization meeting held in Philadelphia. Although it was supposed to be open to everyone, African Americans were excluded. One African American man who got into the meeting, however, said it was merely a fund raiser and based on the fear of violence if the slaves were set free.

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: Colonization Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 2, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opposition to the American Colonization Society and its upcoming convention. He singles out Thomas Frelinghuysen who is one of the notable attendees and expresses his dismay that Mr. Frelinghuysen is choosing to align himself with the goals of this society.

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

Subtitle: Colonization. Its Unhappy Influence.

Title: Colored American - March 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes the repercussions of the current emphasis on Colonization as a solution to the "problem" of emancipation.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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: Colored people always opposed to Colonization.

Title: Colored American - May 13, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor includes an excerpt from an 1827 issue of the Freedom's Journal to prove that the majority of African Americans have never agreed with the idea of colonization. Colonization presented some grand ideas and goals, but the decesdants of slaves born in the U.S. have only considered the U.S. their home. The majority of African Americans are committed to the belief that equality and racial harmony are reasonable and achievable goals in this country.

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

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: A Colonization Subterfuge. Answered.

Title: Colored American - May 6, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses the social conscience that the abolitionist movement has created in the country. The work of abolitionists calls attention to the moral, spiritual and ethical wrongs of slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one 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: 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: Thomas Hodgkin and Colonization.

Title: Colored American - October 31, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer appeals to philanthropist Thomas Hodgkin to rethink his support of the American Colonization Society.

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

Subtitle: Colonization.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - August 28, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer comments on recent efforts to sway public sentiment towards Colonization as a way to resolve the perceived social issue of what to do with free African Americans.

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

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