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Subtitle: "Equality and Exact Justice to All Men."

Title: Colored American - April 17, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the irony in the actions of those who band together as Republicans in Tammany Hall. They promise justice, equality, and fairness, yet deliver only corruption and prejudice.

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

Subtitle: Liberty in the British West Indies.--Emancipation of the apprentices.

Title: Colored American - July, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces that the idea of apprenticeship as a way to slowly emancipate slaves in the British West Indies has been abandoned. As of August 1st, the slaves of the British West Indies will be completely emancipated.

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

Subtitle: Liberty Party Movements.

Title: Colored American - October 2, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers his views on the Liberty Party and its current place in politics. He suggests to his readers that the Liberty Party is worth joining.

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

Subtitle: Liberty Party Debate.

Title: Colored American - September 19, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on a political debate regarding the issue of abolitionist views among members of the Liberty Party.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Law, Equality, Truth and Justice.

Title: Elevator - October 27, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer considers the principles that the United States legal system is based on. He notes that these principles were violated by the institution of slavery. If this country is to remain free, the American people can never return to this form of systematic injustice.

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

Subtitle: Liberty Party Convention.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - June 23, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer gave a brief overview of the Liberty Party convention he attended. The central aim of this organization is the overthrow of the American government to free themselves from tyranny.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Mirror of Liberty.

Title: National Reformer - February, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: National Reformer (1838 - 1839)

The writer comments on an editorial from the Mirror of Liberty that suggests that the word "moral" be removed from the tenets of the National Reform Society.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Tocsin of Liberty and Rev. C. T. Torrey.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - December 8, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor addresses libelous comments published in the Tocsin of Liberty newspaper.

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

Subtitle: Negro Equality Governments.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 26, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares with his readers an article from the 1775 Constitution of Maryland providing the right of suffrage to any man with property. He tells his readers that this right to vote for all men was also accepted in two other states. It was only later that these state constitutions were changed to limit suffrage to white men only.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Palladium of Liberty. Columbus, Wednesday, July 17th. "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created free and equal."

Title: Palladium of Liberty - July 17, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer comments on a recent speech delivered by George McDuffie emphasizing the deterioration of life in the southern states. In this, McDuffie seems to pit the economic conditions of the Northern and Southern states against each other.

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

Subtitle: Cradle of Liberty.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 23, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer emphasizes the irony of the recent mob violence and anti-slavery protest that took place in Boston, a city founded on liberty and freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Liberty and Death.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 17, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer relates the story of a couple whose child was killed while they were escaping slavery.

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

Subtitle: Liberty and Equality.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 26, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the new Michigan Constitution allows Native Americans who are not associated with any specific tribe to vote in any election. The Constitution, however, forbids voting by any person of African descent.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Social Equality Between the White and Colored Population.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 1, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that social inequality is based on a lack of understanding of Christian doctrine. Where there is moral equality, he tells them, there is also racial equality.

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

Subtitle: Progress of Liberty in Ohio.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer expresses his opinion about the recent attempt to reinstate the black laws in Ohio.

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

Subtitle: American Liberty.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 5, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer compares and contrasts the meaning of liberty to the French and to the Americans.

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

Subtitle: Progress of Liberty.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 21, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that more and more men, women and children escaping slavery are crossing into Canada. He adds that the atmosphere in the entire U.S. is stirring with ideas of abolition and emancipation.

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

Subtitle: Make Way for Liberty!

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 11, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer urges his readers to prepare for freedom, and the liberty and justice that are long overdue for this down-trodden race.

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

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