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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: National Reform Convention, &c.

Title: Colored American - August 15, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

A brief overview of a recent national convention, emphasizing the impact of opposition from colonizationists in attendance. Included is a short article by David Ruggles expressing his opinion of the proceedings.

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

Subtitle: Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 15, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief report on the status of convention held in Albany, New York.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Methodist Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 22, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief announcement of an upcoming convention organized to address a resolution passed in another convention. The resolution to be addressed says that the testimony of African American male church members must be respected.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Moral Reform Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 26, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his disappointment in the proceedings of the Moral Reform Society's convention.

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: New York State Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 29, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on the state convention being held in Albany.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, 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: The Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 8, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief announcement of a meeting being formed to discuss the details of an upcoming anti-slavery convention.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The World's Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 8, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on a recent anti-slavery convention that welcomed representatives from almost every recognized country. The writer was surprised by how women were received as delegates without deference placed on gender.

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

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: 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: Pennsylvania Convention.

Title: Colored American - July 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on the outcome of the Pennsylvania Convention, focusing mainly on the decisions regarding suffrage and constitutional amendments.

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

Subtitle: National Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 13, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer discusses the benefits of holding a national convention of free African Americans. He briefly contrasts and compares a national convention over a state convention.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Pennsylvania Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 17, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that an upcoming convention in Pennsylvania to discuss an amendment to that state's constitution concerns disenfranchising the state's African American population.

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

Subtitle: Another State Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 19, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer alerts his readers to another convention to be held to continue the work sparked by the previous one. Only by working together and by reinforcing this union can African Americans succeed in their quest for freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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