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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: Mass Meeting.

Title: Christian Recorder - September 16, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer provides commentary on a meeting that was called to discuss how to restore public confidence in the Christian Recorder newspaper.

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: Departure of the Mendians -- Farewell Meeting.

Title: Colored American - December 4, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer provides an overview of the days leading up to the departure of the Amistad captives for their return trip to Africa. Traveling with them are missionaries who will establish a mission in Africa in honor of the captives.

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

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: The Meeting at the Philomathean Hall.

Title: Colored American - June 16, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer suggests that all African Americans learn about their history, their rights, and the steps necessary to maintain an equal place in a free society. Through education, meetings, and open discussions, they will be able to understand what is taking place in the world around them politically and take action to maintain their civil rights when necessary.

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

Subtitle: Meeting of the Mendi or Liberated Africans.

Title: Colored American - May 1, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on an upcoming meeting to determine what to do to help the Amistad captives while they remain in this country.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Anti-Trinidad Meeting.

Title: Colored American - October 31, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on a meeting held at a local church regarding immigration to Trinidad. He suspects that one of the speakers who's speech encouraged immigration is actually a paid agent.

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: Connecticut Temperance Meeting.

Title: Colored American - September 19, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on a recent State Temperance and Moral Reform Society convention he attended. Included is a brief description of his travel experience aboard a steamboat that took him to the convention.

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

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: Meeting for the Freedmen.

Title: Elevator - August 25, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer gives a brief review of a recent meeting held to raise funds for newly freed slaves and other needy families.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Great Meeting!

Title: Elevator - October 6, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor describes a rowdy meeting to elect convention delegates that he describes as a "great farce."

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: Temperance Meeting.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 10, 1842

Speaker or author: M.

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

The writer encourages his readers to attend a Temperance meeting to be held that evening.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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: The Chatham Meeting and Dawn.

Title: Provincial Freeman - August 29, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on a recent meeting to debate the ownership of property held by the Dawn School, and the slanderous remarks made about the school's proprietor.

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

Subtitle: Scene in a Public Meeting.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 15, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer provides a light-hearted overview of a recent meeting he attended.

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

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