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Subtitle: The American Citizen--Canada Mission--Ourself.

Title: Colored American - April 10, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to an article in the American Citizen newspaper indicating that fugitives are being aided in their escape to Canada. He says that the belief that African Americans who succeed in other countries will reflect positively on those left in the U.S. is just another scam to realize the goals of Colonization. He wonders why it's necessary for African Americans to leave their home country to show their own worth when they can do this now where they are.

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

Subtitle: Our Brethren in the Free States.

Title: Colored American - April 22, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer cautions his readers to be aware of how society perceives them and to always present a moral, responsible, and industrious appearance. He urges them to not present any reason for negative judgment from others.

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

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: St. Matthews' Free Church.

Title: Colored American - March 14, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Response to an editorial published in another newspaper by a local minister wherein the minister referred to African Americans as "heathen" and Godless.

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

Subtitle: Responsibility of Colored People in the Free States.

Title: Colored American - March 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor offers advise for the way African Americans should conduct themselves as free people of color in the free states. He suggests presenting an image of morality and industry to the rest of the population.

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

Subtitle: Free Negroes.

Title: Colored American - September 4, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to an article published in another newspaper advising some steamboat companies to stop employing free African Americans since the fear is that they will "incite" slaves to runaway. The article advises that the only "safe" choice free African Americans have is colonization. The writer suggests that what has been overlooked in this point of view is the option to abolish slavery which makes more sense than colonization.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: False Philanthropy, or Public Begging a Display of Vanity.

Title: Pacific Appeal - October 25, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that those who participate in fundraisers ostensibly for the good of African Americans are often misguided and false. Instead of raising money for Church organizations, education, and child welfare, these philanthropists are simply throwing money into a recent popular cause for appearance sake alone.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created free and equal."

Title: Palladium of Liberty - April 24, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on a quote by John Wesley on liberty and freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created free and equal."

Title: Palladium of Liberty - February 28, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the restricting laws of Ohio regarding African Americans living in that state.

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: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created free and equal."

Title: Palladium of Liberty - March 27, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the news that Cassius M. Clay is about to emancipate all of his slaves.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Begging for Fugitives in Canada.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 14, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer laments the continued perception among the Canadian public that people of African descent are unable to care for themselves. The automatic assumption that these people must be clothed, fed, and sheltered is degrading to the race.

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

Subtitle: Anti-Slavery Meetings in Chatham.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 8, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer provides an overview of a recent lecture on the subject of slavery.

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

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: A Plan to Kidnap Fugitives.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 20, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer warns his readers of a scheme that may be underway in the U.S. to capture fugitive slaves as they reach the Canadian border.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "Old Clothes."

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 3, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer offers a "tongue in cheek" response to recently received "old clothes" for those of African descent living in Chatham. She notes that while there are poor of other nationalities living in parts of the U.S., no one sends them old clothes. Yet the assumption is that if you are black and living in Canada you must be poor enough to need cast-off clothing. This is not necessarily the case.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Circular Calling upon Fugitives from Canada for West India Labours.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 1, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer expresses his opinion of a circular he received calling for people of African descent living in Canada to work in the British West Indies. He believes this is another immigration scheme created by those who suppose these people are not smart enough to stay where they are.

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

Subtitle: Removal of the 'Freeman' to Chatham.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 23, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers that the newspaper may relocate to another city. He offers various reasons to justify this possible move.

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

Subtitle: Our Free Colored Emigrants.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 20, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the general Canadian views on the immigration of people of African descent. Sentiment is divided into two camps: Emigrationists and Anti-Emigrationists. While these immigrants are arriving from various countries, the concern is mostly centered on those coming across the border from the U.S.

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

Subtitle: More Begging! Elder Piper, Free Mission Baptist Missionary at Chatham!! Clothes for Fugitives!!

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 30, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer calls attention to the continued solicitation of charity for fugitive slaves living in Canada. This type of "begging" for help is unwelcomed and unwanted by the people of African descent living in Canada.

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

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