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Subtitle: Colored Newspapers.

Title: Anglo-African - November 11, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor comments briefly on three African American newspapers published in the U.S. and Guiana.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Progress of Colored Journalism.

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor comments on the benefits of newspapers published by and for the African American community.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The West India Emancipation.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers an overview of the situation in the British West Indies after emancipation. Although the feared violence never manifested, the growing tension between the newly freed slaves and former slave-owners was more pronounced than previously believed.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Old Colored Ministers.

Title: Black Republican - April 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The writer responds to a suggestion that the older ministers of the Church be replaced by younger men.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Duty of Colored Men in Louisiana.

Title: Black Republican - April 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The editor encourages his readers to not take freedom lightly but to work to justify the righteousness of it with a focus on education, honesty, industry, temperance, and religion.

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

Subtitle: Colored Suffrage in Rhode Island. Edward Harris and Rowland G. Hazard.

Title: Black Republican - April 22, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The writer discusses two candidates who are running for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in Rhode Island, a state that offers African Americans the right to vote.

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

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: 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: Colored Orphans.

Title: Colored American - April 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor comments on an editorial previously printed regarding a plea for funding to establish a "Colored Orphanage." While he believes this is motivated by good people seeking to help orphaned black children, he wondered why a separate institution must be established to divide children by race. There are many already established orphanages that would be suitable if it weren't for an underlying racial prejudice in this plan.

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

Subtitle: Emigration to Trinidad -- Waugh's Pamphlet -- British Movements, &c.

Title: Colored American - April 4, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer provides current information regarding the status of those who have immigrated to Trinidad, Guiana, and Demarara.

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

Subtitle: Jamaica, West Indies.

Title: Colored American - August 1, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer apologizes for publishing a letter received by the newspaper in error. The letter had been included with a list of donors and subscribers which was supposed to be published.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Talents of Colored Men.

Title: Colored American - August 26, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of a convention he attended in Philadelphia. He shares some of the highlights of the speeches he heard there.

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

Subtitle: Persecuted Everywhere. Methodists Protestants--Education of Colored People.

Title: Colored American - August 4, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates the story of a young African American boy who was removed from a private school after local residents complained and abused him because of his race. The writer leaves the conclusion of this drama in the hands of the abolitionists who are on the school's Board of Trustees, but it seems as if money and power are calling he shots here.

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

Subtitle: West India Emancipation.

Title: Colored American - August 5, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains the events surrounding the celebration of the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies that is celebrated on August 1st. The celebration this year included signing petitions to bring about the immediate emancipation of Washington, DC.

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

Subtitle: Asylum for Colored Orphans.

Title: Colored American - December 22, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the accomplishments of the Association for the Benefit of Colored Orphans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Last Number of the Colored American.

Title: Colored American - December 7, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor tells his readers that unless some unexpected funds reach the newspaper immediately they will have to stop publication. He focuses on the recent status of subscriptions and donations, and the financial troubles of the newspaper. He also stresses the benefits the newspaper offers to all African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Title: Colored American - February 23, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: The means of our elevation.

The writer urges his readers to seek to elevate themselves through virtuous living. He emphasizes economy, industry, education, and the pursuit of honorable employment. He suggests to his readers that the best way they can elevate themselves is by living an honest, moral and ethical life.

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

Subtitle: Going West.

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that he is about to journey west from Massachusetts to promote the Colored American newspaper and connect with influence friends.

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

Subtitle: Things which concern Colored Americans.

Title: Colored American - July 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that in order to overcome prejudice, African Americans must focus on "elevation" and "improvement" intellectually and morally. The focus must be on education, economy, temperance, and on living a moral life.

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

Subtitle: Liberty in the British West Indies.--Emancipation of the apprentices.

Title: Colored American - July, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces that the idea of apprenticeship as a way to slowly emancipate slaves in the British West Indies has been abandoned. As of August 1st, the slaves of the British West Indies will be completely emancipated.

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

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