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Subtitle: Fields for Industry--scope for Enterprise.

Title: Colored American - January 26, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer suggests as an alternative to colonizing Africa with free African Americans that the government should open the available acreage within its territories to all Americans regardless of color. He provides a list of acreage available in various states. He is alarmed with how quickly this land is being settled by foreign immigrants. He believes this land is better used by issuing it to African Americans instead.

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

Subtitle: Industry and Genius.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 28, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer praised Philip A. Bell not only for his intellect, but for his "industry." The writer believed that all men of knowledge possessed a drive towards using their knowledge and attaining success through intellectual prowess. This drive and intellect could be beneficial in aiding a downtrodden race. The writer encouraged education and industry.

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

Subtitle: An Anglo-African Exhibition of Industry and Art.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 8, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to a suggestion to put together an exhibition of African American art.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colored Pictures of Genius.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 3, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

[parts missing] The writer discusses how African Americans are portrayed in news articles and magazines. He offers a strong critique of publications like the "Sunday Times." He emphasizes the lackluster reporting of the great performances of actors like Rachel and Ira Aldridge.

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

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