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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: 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: Classical Education of our Young Men.

Title: Colored American - February 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a philanthropic enterprise that selects African American youth to enter specialized education. He believes that while white philanthropists mean well, they often select young men who are not the best representatives of the race.

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

Subtitle: Female Trading Association.

Title: Colored American - July 31, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of a grocery association run by African American women.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Female Education.

Title: Colored American - March 18, 1837

Speaker or author: Ray, Charles B. (Charles Bennett), 1807-1886

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes that the education women receive stresses "manners and grace," with a "smattering" of science. The education women receive is impractical and even though it seeks to prepare them for marriage, it doesn't offer them a way of doing so in any practical sense. He suggests that women be taught household management and other domestic skills to enhance their future well-being whether married or not.

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

Subtitle: Education of Young Men.

Title: Colored American - March 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor stresses that education is not about learning the classics but about gaining practical knowledge for contributing to society.

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

Subtitle: Education of Youth.

Title: Colored American - November 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses the importance and benefits of education. He places emphasis on quality, parental involvement, and the need for competent teachers.

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

Subtitle: Female Education.

Title: Colored American - November 23, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses the importance of education for African American women, as well as African American men.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Journal of Education.

Title: Colored American - September 11, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers corrections to errors he discovered in an article published in the Journal of Education regarding the Troy Convention.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Education.

Title: Colored American - September 30, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses the importance of education, not only for children but for adults who grew up without this opportunity. Whether this education is gained from "Sabbath School," "Phoenix School," or a number of public schools set aside for African Americans, he urges them to take advantage of any means to gain education.

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

Subtitle: Education of Colored Children.

Title: Elevator - June 9, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The writer tells his readers that of all the rights due to every citizen, the right to education is the most important. At this point, African American children are receiving a rudimentary education at best and this needs to be changed. He stresses the pros and cons of segregated schools where they exist. He emphasizes that education by white teachers who may instill a sense of inferiority in African American children is better than no education at all.

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

Subtitle: The Influence of Early Education.

Title: National Reformer - February, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: National Reformer (1838 - 1839)

The writer expresses his thoughts on a recent book titled The History of the New York African Free School written by one of the school's professors. He notes that emphasis placed on the idea that black Americans are "descendents of Africa" and should therefore be pitied just encourages the caste system that is at the root of national prejudice. African Americans are American first and foremost; this is their country and they are Americans regardless of the color of their skin. Making this distinction encourages separation in a situation that is only remedied by unity.

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

Subtitle: Education.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - January 2, 1843

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer stresses the importance of education for African Americans.

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

Subtitle: The Facilities for Education.

Title: Pacific Appeal - July 30, 1864

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer urges African Americans of all ages to take advantage of the educational opportunities available to them now. Education is not just for children.

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

Subtitle: Education.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 3, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer tells his readers that money was left by "the late Mr. Bloomfield" for education in Africa. The writer wonders if this money wouldn't have been put to better use education African Americans instead.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Education.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer expresses his views on the importance of education to all African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Female Sympathy in Boston.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer provides a list of resolutions passed during a special meeting of the Massachusetts Female Emancipation Committee meeting held in 1850.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Female Medical College.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 1, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer gives a brief overview of a medical school for women located in Philadelphia. He notes the shift in the current social view about what women are capable of doing.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Education -- its Consequences.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 22, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer responds to an article published in a southern newspaper that condemns the practice of teaching slaves to read. The article argues that this practice is detrimental to Southern society since an "enlightened man cannot be a contented slave." The article further insists that educating slaves is dangerous since it is "incompatible with the present happy security of the fabric of our social system."

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

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