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Subtitle: Ohio Land.

Title: Colored American - August 21, 1841

Speaker or author: J.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer alerts his readers to land for sale in Ohio at a reasonable cost.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Absent from Home.

Title: Colored American - June 20, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer discusses his upcoming travels and the benefit this form of observational reporting can bring to his readers.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colored Seaman's Home.

Title: Colored American - May 8, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer recommends to his readers an institution established for retired African American seamen.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: This Country Our Only Home.

Title: Colored American - May 9, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains to his readers the misunderstanding of those who wish free African Americans to immigrate to other countries. Although they are of African heritage, they were born in this country, and this country is their home. They wish only to enjoy the rights and privileges afforded to all American citizens.

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

Subtitle: Going from Home.

Title: Colored American - November 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Although the Colored American newspaper is now out of debt, the editor will be traveling to Philadelphia to speak on its behalf and encourage further investment in order to sustain it. Donations are always appreciated and put to good use.

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

Subtitle: Keep Them at Home.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - June 23, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer briefly expresses his anger over the recent Congressional decision on the Nebraska Bill.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Hunting Land.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 29, 1854

Speaker or author: C.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers that "crowds" of men are moving into the open territory around Lake Huron to homestead land. He wonders how many of these people are of African descent. He encourages his readers to obtain property in this area while they can.

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

Subtitle: The Refugees' Home Society and Mrs. M. E. Bibb.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 23, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer briefly comments on the attempts of Mrs. Bibb to retrieve land in the possession of The Refugees' Home Society that she says belonged to her late husband.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Land Agents Caught Napping.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 9, 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer describes a scheme among land agents to get Canadian men of African descent to sign a petition. Although the contents of the petition were never defined, the writer is convinced this was another scheme to defraud free black Canadians.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Traveling Agents for the Fugitives Home Society in Mich.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the Fugitives Home Society has offered to gather subscriptons to the newspaper as it searches for financial aid for fugitive slaves.

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

Subtitle: Refugees' Home Society.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 12, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the goals and objectives of the Refugees' Home Society. With 35 to 40 thousand fugitive slaves already located in Canada and more arriving daily, the society was formed to address issues of poverty, education, and aid for these refugees from slavery.

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

Subtitle: Land for the Refugee's Home.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 16, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer alerts his readers to the availability of land to anyone who meets the requirement of the Refugees' Home Society.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Refugees Home Society.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 1, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief overview of a convention held in Detroit to organize the purchase of land to house fugitive slaves living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: Land is Bought for the Fugitives.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 19, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer announces that the Refugees' Home Society has just purchased Canadian land that will be made available to the homeless. Details of how this land will be distributed will follow in a later issue, or the readers may contact the representatives listed.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Refugee's Home.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 21, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer praises the work of the Refugees' Home Society in Canada. He also mentions the lack of progress those opposed to this society are making in trying to stop it.

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

Subtitle: Gerrit Smith's Land.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 8, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that land donated to African Americans in New York by Gerrit Smith was being taken by speculators. This act of generosity is now part of a great fraud and attempt to discourage recipients from settling on it.

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

Subtitle: Anniversary of the Colored Home.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - June 16, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a history of an institution established to care for aged and destitute African Americans. Because the jobs available to African Americans are menial and low-paying, there is an increase in the number of these people who are finding themselves destitute in their old age and needing to rely on charities to survive. This institution has expanded recently and invested in new land within the city to help care for this growing population of elderly and destitute people.

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

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)

Subtitle: Can the Church Check the Progress of Barbarism in the Land?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 24, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

While politicians debate the morality of events like slave-burning and torture, the writer asks "where is the Church?" He wonders what the Church is doing to stop this. He answers this question by telling his readers that the Church is silent on these matters. And he adds that only the Church can intervene to sway men to reason and morality.

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

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