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Subtitle: The Thirty-Ninth Congress.

Title: Anglo-African - December 23, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the proceedings of the first session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress. Debate about laws and civil rights for the newly freed slaves after Reconstruction made this session an important one.

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

Subtitle: Congress.

Title: Colored American - August 28, 1841

Speaker or author: W.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Tensions between the north and south, issues with suitable discussion topics in Congress, and a war in Florida involving capturing runaway slaves have all put a halt to the forming of a national bank. The writer notes that the cost of these slavery-related events is undermining the country's progress. He emphasizes that the slave states don't produce more than they consume in this respect.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Representatives of the Free Colored Population in Congress.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief announcement that Congress will invite each Free State to send one representative of their African American population to represent the free people of color in Congressional decision-making.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Doings at Headquarters -- Congress Adjourned.

Title: Colored American - September 18, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers commentary on the recent three month extended session of Congress. He tells his readers that while strides are being made in the struggle for equal rights, there are growing tensions between northern and southern alliances in Congress.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Meeting of Congress.

Title: Colored American - September 2, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opposition to the proposed annexation of Texas that will be decided at an upcoming session in Congress.

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

Subtitle: Frederick Douglass for Congress!

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper -

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer comments on a rumor that Frederick Douglass will run for Congress.

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

Subtitle: Congress.

Title: Pacific Appeal - December 19, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the recent session of Congress, noting the dramatic difference since the days before the Emancipation Proclamation. This Congress seems determined to remove all traces of slavery from the country. Radical bills have been introduced, some suggesting amending the Constitution.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Proclamation in Congress.

Title: Pacific Appeal - December 20, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that attempts to "table" the Emancipation Proclamation have failed and that the law will go into effect on January 1, 1863 as promised.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Ensuing Congress.

Title: Pacific Appeal - November 28, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the question of slavery in the border states will be discussed when Congress meets on December 1st. He gives a brief overview of what this may involve.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Mrs. Douglass on Amalgamation.

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 16, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on an article by Mrs. Douglass' (possibly Sarah Douglass) that blames the problems of race relationships in the U.S. on amalgamation, the mixing of races through what she believes is illicit behavior. The writer notes that Mrs. Douglass assumes that if a man and woman are of different races that there couldn't possibly be love involved; one must be the victim of the other. Her article implies that people of African descent are too inferior to even be considered worthy of love from their white fellow human beings. The writer notes that this idea detracts from the real problem which is the system of slavery itself.

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

Subtitle: Frederick Douglass' Paper.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 7, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments briefly on the recent change in the size of Frederick Douglass' Paper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Canada -- Liberia -- H. Ford Douglass -- Provincial Freeman -- Mary A. Shadd.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 19, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer underscores the benefits of the Provincial Freeman newspaper and publications like it in helping to promote justice and freedom among those of African descent. (Partially illegible; best copy available.)

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

Subtitle: A Bazaar in Toronto for "Frederick Douglass' Paper," &c.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 3, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer questions the motivation behind the organizing of an upcoming bazaar to help the anti-slavery movement and newspapers in Canada. He wonders why an anti-slavery society in New York would want to benefit immigrants living in Canada.

Subtitle: Frederick Douglass' Paper.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 2, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor announces the start of a new newspaper to be published by Frederick Douglass.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Senator Douglass.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 22, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief mention of "Senator Douglass" (probably Stephen A. Douglas) and his current political standing.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Douglass on Wise.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 31, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Brief commentary on Governor Wise's reaction to a letter he received from Frederick Douglass.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Frederick Douglass at Home.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - June 16, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer discusses the return of Frederick Douglass as chief editor of his newspaper publication.

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

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