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Subtitle: Public worship on the Sabbath.

Title: Colored American - February 17, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to attend church on Sundays.

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

Subtitle: Sanctify the Sabbath.

Title: Colored American - July 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to attend church on Sundays.

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

Subtitle: The Sabbath Day.

Title: Colored American - March 18, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer calls upon all African Americans to "honor the Sabbath and keep it holy." He stresses conduct such as not using profanity, and honoring God, with an emphasis on morality as well as church attendance.

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

Subtitle: The Holy Sabbath.

Title: Colored American - November 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers of the importance of the Biblical quote, "remember the Sabbath and keep it holy." When there is a religious focus in one's life, there's no room for vice and sin.

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

Subtitle: Sabbath Intruders.

Title: Colored American - October 24, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer admonishes his readers to keep the Sabbath holy by refraining from "amusements" on this day. He calls special attention to the youth who have been seen "playing ball" on this day. He asks parents to monitor their children's behavior on the Sabbath.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Union Sabbath School.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer announces the establishment of the Union Sabbath School which has just opened in Sandwich.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Keeping the Sabbath.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 28, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer emphasized the "absurdity" of a country based on the ideas of freedom, yet continuing to maintain a system of slavery. He said, "Intelligence without virtue is no security," and suggested a stronger moral conscience for the country.

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

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