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Subtitle: New York, December 9, 1865. The Situation.

Title: Anglo-African - December 9, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African (1863 - 1865)

The writer reported on conventions held in several states. He gave a brief overview of each.

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

Subtitle: New York, November 11, 1865. Reconstruction.

Title: Anglo-African - November 11, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African (1863 - 1865)

The writer offers his views regarding the current governmental ideas on Reconstruction after the Civil War. He tells his readers that he speaks for all African Americans in saying that the country should work towards ensuring freedom for all and providing all American people with the rights of citizenship regardless of color.

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

Subtitle: Thursday, April 13, 1837. To the thoughtless part of our colored citizens.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer apologizes for the crowd of protestors who gathered around and near the trial of fugitive slaves held earlier that week. He admonishes the protestors and askes them to cease such actions. But he also offers his contempt for the men who would hunt and capture those who they call "fugitives."

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

Subtitle: The Funeral in New York.

Title: Colored American - April 17, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief but vivid description of the funeral in New York City for William Henry Harrison. The writer emphasized the lack of caste distinction in the crowds that gathered to watch the procession, as everyone stood together for this national day of mourning.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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: 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: New York Observer.

Title: Colored American - July 8, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on an article published in the New York Observer expressing the idea that prejudice against African Americans is not based on the color of their skin but on the condition of their lives. The Observer's article said that society has forgotten the original reason for prejudice and now sees it as simply an issue of color. In order to overcome prejudice, the Observer suggests, African Americans must work to improve the condition of their lives.

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

Subtitle: New-York Petitions to the Legislature.

Title: Colored American - March 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor explains a petition that was sent to the New York state government requesting an end to limited civil rights for free African Americans. The petition included a request for trial by jury, a repeal of the law authorizing slavery, and a restoration of voting rights. He notes that before 1821, free black men were allowed to vote and that this freedom has now been taken from them without just cause.

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

Subtitle: Right of Suffrage in New York.

Title: Colored American - May 8, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer shares with his readers the current status of a proposed amendment to the Constitution which would allow all citizens to vote regardless of color.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper page

Subtitle: New York Courier and Enquirer.

Title: Colored American - May 8, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a negative article in another newspaper regarding the conditions in the West Indies after emancipation.

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

Subtitle: Anniversaries in New York.

Title: Colored American - May 8, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief announcement of upcoming meetings to celebrate the anniversaries of two major anti-slavery societies. (Included is a very brief mention of a meeting of the "liberated Africans," which refers to the Amistad captives.)

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Georgia and New York.

Title: Colored American - November 13, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a story from Georgia in which a man is said to have "stolen" a female slave. The governors of Georgia and New York debated Georgia's obligation under Federal law and the recently passed "Jury Trial Law" that impacts the outcome of this case.

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

Subtitle: New York Safe.

Title: Colored American - October 2, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives an overview of the annual meeting of the New York Anti-Slavery Society held in Utica. The meeting was well received and a great success. Issues addressed were independent political action and "Church action."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The New York Observer.

Title: Colored American - October 24, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a report published in the New York Observer regarding a speech on slavery in East India delivered during the World's Convention. He asks why the editor of the New York Observer is so willing to condemn slavery in other countries but refuses to address the issue of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our New York State Affairs -- The Time for Action.

Title: Colored American - September 18, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to take action and petition the government for suffrage rights.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Concert for the Benefit of Zion Methodist Church, Stockton Street, April 27th.

Title: Elevator - May 5, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer gives a review of a recent concert given to benefit a local church.

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

Subtitle: The New York Riots.

Title: Pacific Appeal - July 18, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the New York draft riot. He believes this was instigated by pro-slavery political factions bent on sabotaging the war effort.

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

Subtitle: Five Hundred Dollars Wanted at this Office.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 8, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor asks his readers to please help the newspaper grow and increase publication by contributing funds.

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

Subtitle: The New York Slave Case.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer reviews the case of a man captured as a fugitive slave in New York. Before the trial was over, the Marshal took it upon himself to defy the court and take the man to the slave owner who claimed the man as his run-away slave.

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

Subtitle: Anniversaries in New York.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 21, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Very brief overview of a lecture delivered by Henry Ward Beecher in New York.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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