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Subtitle: Day of National Fasting.

Title: Colored American - April 17, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

To commemorate the recent death in office of William Henry Harrison, a national day of fasting and prayer is proclaimed and set to take place on May 14th.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: National Reform Convention, &c.

Title: Colored American - August 15, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

A brief overview of a recent national convention, emphasizing the impact of opposition from colonizationists in attendance. Included is a short article by David Ruggles expressing his opinion of the proceedings.

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

Subtitle: National Anti-Slavery Standard and New York Convention.

Title: Colored American - July 18, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a letter published in another newspaper objecting to a recent anti-slavery convention. The letter anonymously expressed the view that African American abolitionists should not hold separate conventions; that all abolitionists should work together. This editorial expresses an opposing view.

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

Subtitle: National Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 13, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer discusses the benefits of holding a national convention of free African Americans. He briefly contrasts and compares a national convention over a state convention.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: A National Convention -- Our Postion Defined.

Title: Colored American - May 8, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives his reasons for the position the Colored American newspaper takes in opposing a proposed National Convention of African Americans.

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

Subtitle: National Inconsistencies of Character.

Title: Colored American - November 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his view that prejudice in the U.S. is difficult to comprehend and presents itself in varied forms. Skin color alone does not necessarily evoke prejudice. It seems U.S. citizens are more prejudice towards African Americans than towards people of color from other countries. He offers two anecdotes to demonstrate his point.

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

Subtitle: National Convention.

Title: Colored American - October 16, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a request for the newspaper's views on topics discussed at the recent National Convention. He mentions in this response that if the newspaper continues (which he doubts) that more commentary on these topics will follow in another issue.

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

Subtitle: National Reform Convention.

Title: Colored American - September 19, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief overview of the National Reform Convention held in New Haven. Although the motivation to hold this convention was strong, the attendance was light.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Great National Demonstration.

Title: Elevator - April 14, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor shares an article published in the Weekly Anglo-African regarding an upcoming celebration of the first anniversary of emancipation in Washington, DC. The article urges participation by all African Americans, and tells readers that more celebrations are being organized.

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

Subtitle: The U.S. National Council.

Title: Provincial Freeman - August 5, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer reports, tongue in cheek, on a recent meeting of the National Council held in Ohio.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: National Prejudices.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 6, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the wars in other parts of the world and how other countries are dealing with their social prejudices. The U.S. too stands on the verge of war influenced by social unrest regarding racial prejudice. In Canada, prejudice exists (the example of the Scotch, Irish, and English is given), but not to the extent that it does in other countries.

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

Subtitle: Notice the National Conventions.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 27, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer announces upcoming conventions that will be held within days of each other.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: National Convention at Cleveland.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 22, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief account of a recent convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Notice the National Conventions.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - September 10, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer alerts his readers to upcoming national conventions.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: National Hypnotism.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer uses hypnotism (and the current public fascination with it) as a metaphor to describe the way the country is steadily being lead into war. African Americans, sure now that freedom is at hand, wait for justice not retailiation.

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

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