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Subtitle: Political Power and Strength the Legitimate Fruit of a Thorough Knowledge of Ourselves.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: Hamilton, Robert

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

Letter to the editor stressing the importance of education to African Americans. Elevation involves political advancement, influence and power, and this is not possible for those without education.

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

Subtitle: Serious Reflections.

Title: Colored American - July 8, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his dismay at the irony of a country founded on freedom that continues to hold millions of slaves. Continuing the system of slavery in this country is a sin against God and humankind.

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

Subtitle: The key of knowledge, or road to wisdom.

Title: Colored American - November 10, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that an education doesn't have to include the entire package of classical learning, but can be gained simply by learning to read and then reading all you can. He encourages them to "read and you will know."

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

Subtitle: Desultory Reflections. No. 1

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 18, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

Nostalgic expression of aging in America during the current times. The writer reflects on lost youth and the potential for wisdom in old age. He emphasizes the responsibilites that are available in a life lived in the present. The actions taken now by each person, may affect forever the future of society. "Herein lies the secret to true happiness..."

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

Subtitle: Desultory Reflections. No. 2. On Knowledge.

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 25, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer expresses his belief that knowledge is power, but not without an emphasis on religion. The responsibility in gaining great knowledge is a moral one. He encourages his readers to seek religious knowledge and use it wisely to inspire positive change in the world.

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

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