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Subtitle: Our Friends hinder our Improvement.

Title: Colored American - August 12, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

In an effort to help, the friends of free African Americans are pushing them through an inadequate education and sending them into a prejudiced society unprepared for the challenges that await them there. By assuming that African Americans are not capable of more than this, those who are acting on their behalf, are doing more harm than good, even though their intentions are well meaning.

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

Subtitle: Our Friends discourage us.

Title: Colored American - August 12, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that by paying African Americans half the amount that a white worker is paid, those who provide these jobs in an effort to help are doing more harm than good. The writer urges employers to provide equal pay for equal work regardless of race.

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

Subtitle: What do we want of our Friends?

Title: Colored American - July 7, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses to the community that all African Americans want from them is to be treated equally, to be able to educate their children, and to be afforded the rights and privileges enjoyed by all American citizens.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one 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: Friends, do not forget us.

Title: Colored American - November 10, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The Vigilance Committee makes a plea to the readers of the Colored American for their help in collecting money to pay legal fees so that they can continue their work.

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

Subtitle: Friends, do not forget us.

Title: Colored American - November 17, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor asks his readers for donations to help pay legal feels incurred by the New York Vigilance Committee in a libel suit. If substantial funds are not raised by December, the printer's property will be confiscated.

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

Subtitle: Parting with Friends.

Title: Elevator - June 30, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers of old friends who have relocated to other states.

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

Subtitle: To our Friends in the Western States.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 17, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The editor tells his readers that the newspaper agent living in Niles, Michigan has been collecting for the newspaper and not forwarding any subscriptions. He is no longer employed by the newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: To the friends of the Voice of the Fugitive.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 16, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor bids farewell to another year of publication, and asks his readers to please send in their subscriptions so that the newspaper may continue next year.

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

Subtitle: To the Friends of the Fugitive.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 12, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor tells his readers that the newspaper has misplaced its list of New England subscription information. He asks that readers pass along a request for subscribers to send their addresses to the newspaper's office in Detroit.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Keep it Before the Refugees Friends.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 2, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer encourages his readers to purchase land set aside for the well being of the poor and the refugees from slavery living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: Keep It Before the Refugees' Friends.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 30, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides an update on the collection of funds to purchase land for the refugees from slavery living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: To Our Friends.

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 18, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The editor stresses the rise in the cost of everything except the Weekly Advocate. He implies that the newspaper's cost may rise too without an increase in subscriptions.

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

Subtitle: To Our Friends and Subscribers.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 21, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The editor appealed to subscribers for financial backing to continue the newspaper publication. He emphasized the benefits of the newspaper to the African American community.

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

Subtitle: To the public generally and our friends particularly.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 21, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The editor expressed the benefits and value of a newspaper owned by African Americans and dedicated to the support and education of the African American community.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Friends.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 7, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer praised two un-named philanthropists who have worked hard to encourage and enlighten the poor. These two men (along with others) have offered time and money to benefit others. The writer expressed his appreciation for this.

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

Subtitle: To Our Friends and Subscribers.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 7, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The editor expressed the benefits of a newspaper devoted to the education and enlightenment of people of color. He vowed to present a truthful and unbiased approach to the news of the day for his readers.

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

Subtitle: To Our Friends.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer tells his readers that newspaper circulation has increased to include the West Indies and other areas. He urges readers to help increase subscriptions.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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