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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: Where Negroes Can Vote.

Title: Elevator - December 1, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on restrictions in place in each of the six states that allow African Americans to vote. All other U.S. states forbid African American voting.

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

Subtitle: Negroes for Sale.

Title: Impartial Citizen - August 15, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer comments on a blurb published in another newspaper offering the sale of two women and a man, who are mentioned as "likely Negroes."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Are Negroes Susceptible of High Culture.

Title: Pacific Appeal - July 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares commentary from the principal of Oberlin College who explains that in his experience, there's no marked distinction on average between the races in terms of intelligence and learning ability.

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

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