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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: Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 15, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief report on the status of convention held in Albany, New York.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Methodist Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 22, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief announcement of an upcoming convention organized to address a resolution passed in another convention. The resolution to be addressed says that the testimony of African American male church members must be respected.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Moral Reform Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 26, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his disappointment in the proceedings of the Moral Reform Society's convention.

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

Subtitle: New York State Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 29, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on the state convention being held in Albany.

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

Subtitle: The Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 8, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief announcement of a meeting being formed to discuss the details of an upcoming anti-slavery convention.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The World's Convention.

Title: Colored American - August 8, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on a recent anti-slavery convention that welcomed representatives from almost every recognized country. The writer was surprised by how women were received as delegates without deference placed on gender.

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: Moral Reform Society.

Title: Colored American - July 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to join the Moral Reform Society. He believes that the best way to gain social acceptance is for African Americans to present a moral, industrious, and intelligent manner to the general public.

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

Subtitle: Pennsylvania Convention.

Title: Colored American - July 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on the outcome of the Pennsylvania Convention, focusing mainly on the decisions regarding suffrage and constitutional amendments.

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: Pennsylvania Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 17, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that an upcoming convention in Pennsylvania to discuss an amendment to that state's constitution concerns disenfranchising the state's African American population.

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

Subtitle: Another State Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 19, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer alerts his readers to another convention to be held to continue the work sparked by the previous one. Only by working together and by reinforcing this union can African Americans succeed in their quest for freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colonization Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 2, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opposition to the American Colonization Society and its upcoming convention. He singles out Thomas Frelinghuysen who is one of the notable attendees and expresses his dismay that Mr. Frelinghuysen is choosing to align himself with the goals of this society.

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

Subtitle: The Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 6, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces the decisions regarding time and place for the upcoming anti-slavery convention.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The City Abolition Convention.

Title: Colored American - March 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of a recent abolitionist convention he attended.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: A Convention.

Title: Colored American - May 2, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer discusses reasons for forming a state convention of African Americans to discuss pressing issues such as suffrage and civil rights.

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

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