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Subtitle: Our Brethren in the Free States.

Title: Colored American - April 22, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer cautions his readers to be aware of how society perceives them and to always present a moral, responsible, and industrious appearance. He urges them to not present any reason for negative judgment from others.

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

Subtitle: Go to the country brethren.

Title: Colored American - February 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to buy land, move to the country, and take up farming.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Example, Brethren.

Title: Colored American - June 2, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor tells about his new life in a rural area not far from New York.

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

Subtitle: Go by foot, Brethren.

Title: Colored American - June 30, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer suggests that his readers travel by foot or by their own means rather than put up with the prejudice they must endure using public transportation.

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

Subtitle: Go to the country, brethren.

Title: Colored American - June 30, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages African Americans to move to the country and leave the larger cities where their opportunities are limited. The employment available to them in large cities is menial and hard to come by, and living there involves enduring prejudice.

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

Subtitle: Our Brethren in Philadelphia.

Title: Colored American - March 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer scolds the African American members of the national convention in Philadelphia for wasting time debating what they want to be called by the rest of the population and in the process neglecting the more important issues that confront them.

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

Subtitle: Our Brethren of Pennsylvania.

Title: Colored American - March 3, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to exercise their right to vote. He notes that a lot of well-meaning "friends" have encouraged African Americans to stay away from the polls. But, he believes, this works against resolving the issues that are important to all African Americans in the community.

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

Subtitle: To Our Friends and Brethren Beloved:

Title: Colored American - May 6, 1837

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers a humble request for aid and financial support from friends among the people in Pennsylvania.

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

Subtitle: Keep Cool, Brethren.

Title: Colored American - October 14, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a negative article about him that was published in the Liberator newspaper.

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

Subtitle: Take Courage Brethren.

Title: Colored American - October 6, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to be patient in the wait for emancipation. He's encouraged by actions in other countries as they recognize the injustice of slavery and emancipate their slaves. He believes the U.S. will surely follow. Even now, Christians in the northern states are praying for those oppressed in the south.

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

Subtitle: Brethren, we have much to do.

Title: Colored American - October 6, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to become morally and economically ready for the coming years. He believes that freedom is in the near future and that they must be ready for it, both socially and morally.

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

Subtitle: Brethren, Sustain Us.

Title: Colored American - October 7, 1837

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Samuel E. Cornish asks his readers to please donate money in order to keep the Colored American in publication. He stresses the benefits of continuing this newspaper and the fact that it is in dire need of funding at this time.

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

Subtitle: Brethren renew your Efforts.

Title: Colored American - September 9, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to work hard to prove themselves worthy of the civil rights they are being denied. He believes that if all African Americans made it their goal to work "doubly" as hard as their white neighbors they would achieve social acceptance.

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

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