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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: Colored Newspapers.

Title: Anglo-African - November 11, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor comments briefly on three African American newspapers published in the U.S. and Guiana.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Progress of Colored Journalism.

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor comments on the benefits of newspapers published by and for the African American community.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Old Colored Ministers.

Title: Black Republican - April 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The writer responds to a suggestion that the older ministers of the Church be replaced by younger men.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Duty of Colored Men in Louisiana.

Title: Black Republican - April 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The editor encourages his readers to not take freedom lightly but to work to justify the righteousness of it with a focus on education, honesty, industry, temperance, and religion.

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

Subtitle: Colored Suffrage in Rhode Island. Edward Harris and Rowland G. Hazard.

Title: Black Republican - April 22, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The writer discusses two candidates who are running for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in Rhode Island, a state that offers African Americans the right to vote.

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

Subtitle: Thursday, April 13, 1837. To the thoughtless part of our colored citizens.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer apologizes for the crowd of protestors who gathered around and near the trial of fugitive slaves held earlier that week. He admonishes the protestors and askes them to cease such actions. But he also offers his contempt for the men who would hunt and capture those who they call "fugitives."

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

Subtitle: Future Prospects and Rise of Our People.

Title: Colored American - April 24, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that the only way for African Americans to find a better place in society is through "elevation" and improvement through a strong morality, education, and commitment to the cause of freedom. He emphasizes that these goals can only succeed if all African Americans work together.

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

Subtitle: Movements Among Our People in Ohio.

Title: Colored American - April 24, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on the outcome of a recent convention in Ohio, and adds comments on activities taking place in that state concerning African American organizations.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colored Orphans.

Title: Colored American - April 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor comments on an editorial previously printed regarding a plea for funding to establish a "Colored Orphanage." While he believes this is motivated by good people seeking to help orphaned black children, he wondered why a separate institution must be established to divide children by race. There are many already established orphanages that would be suitable if it weren't for an underlying racial prejudice in this plan.

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

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: Talents of Colored Men.

Title: Colored American - August 26, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of a convention he attended in Philadelphia. He shares some of the highlights of the speeches he heard there.

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

Subtitle: Persecuted Everywhere. Methodists Protestants--Education of Colored People.

Title: Colored American - August 4, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates the story of a young African American boy who was removed from a private school after local residents complained and abused him because of his race. The writer leaves the conclusion of this drama in the hands of the abolitionists who are on the school's Board of Trustees, but it seems as if money and power are calling he shots here.

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

Subtitle: Asylum for Colored Orphans.

Title: Colored American - December 22, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the accomplishments of the Association for the Benefit of Colored Orphans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Elevation of Our People--No. 2.

Title: Colored American - December 7, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer continues his comments on the importance of social improvement stressing education, spirituality, and morality, and instilling these values in children.

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

Subtitle: The Last Number of the Colored American.

Title: Colored American - December 7, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor tells his readers that unless some unexpected funds reach the newspaper immediately they will have to stop publication. He focuses on the recent status of subscriptions and donations, and the financial troubles of the newspaper. He also stresses the benefits the newspaper offers to all African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Title: Colored American - February 23, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: The means of our elevation.

The writer urges his readers to seek to elevate themselves through virtuous living. He emphasizes economy, industry, education, and the pursuit of honorable employment. He suggests to his readers that the best way they can elevate themselves is by living an honest, moral and ethical life.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two 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: Things which concern Colored Americans.

Title: Colored American - July 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that in order to overcome prejudice, African Americans must focus on "elevation" and "improvement" intellectually and morally. The focus must be on education, economy, temperance, and on living a moral life.

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

Subtitle: To Our People of This State.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Now that the convention in Albany is over, the writer asks what next. The convention demonstrated what can be accomplished when African Americans pull together for a cause. He suggests another convention may be needed to continue the work towards freedom.

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

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