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Subtitle: Future Prospects and Rise of Our People.

Title: Colored American - April 24, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that the only way for African Americans to find a better place in society is through "elevation" and improvement through a strong morality, education, and commitment to the cause of freedom. He emphasizes that these goals can only succeed if all African Americans work together.

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

Subtitle: Our Paper -- Arrangements for the Future.

Title: Colored American - December 4, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor provides an update on the current financial situation of the Colored American. The newspaper may not be in print much longer. He again asks for financial assistance from his readers.

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

Subtitle: Future Progress and Rise of Our People--Means to Wealth.

Title: Colored American - June 26, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer continues his series on the subjects of improvement and the elevation of the race. He gives advice on how to achieve financial security through hard work and a focus on accumulating wealth.

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

Subtitle: Future Progress and Rise of Our People--Mental Improvement.

Title: Colored American - May 1, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that the key to a successful life is to maintain a focus on continued learning.

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

Subtitle: Our Future Course.

Title: Colored American - May 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers a pledge on behalf of the African American people that they will continue in their goal towards elevation and improvement despite the odds that seem set against their success.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Future Progress and Rise of Our People--Development of Character.

Title: Colored American - May 15, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer continues his series of objectives for the success and betterment of the race. This installment deals with how to create a better moral character and self-worth.

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

Subtitle: Our Future Course.

Title: Colored American - May 23, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor discusses the recent meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society members and their decision to form a new national society.

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

Subtitle: Future Progress and Rise of Our People. -- Wealth.

Title: Colored American - May 29, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer continues his series on suggestions for racial improvement. He suggests in this segment that a focus on industry, business, property ownership, and frugality are the best ways to gain wealth. But he cautions that the focus on wealth should not supercede the focus on character and morality.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Past, the Present, and the Future.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - January 27, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer reviews the horrors of slavery in the past from its entry into this country, and the continued cruelties that accompany it in the present. He details slavery's horrible progress to the present day, but offers hope for the future where he sees its demise.

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

Subtitle: The Past, Present and Future.

Title: Pacific Appeal - January 24, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer describes the series of Presidential Administrations during what he describes as "the zenith of the slave-power" in this country. Now that the Emancipation Proclamation has taken effect, he predicts that "Truly, a bright future awaits us."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Past, Present and Future.

Title: Pacific Appeal - October 4, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that since Anti-Slavery agitation began in the early 1800's, legislation has been introduced time and again to attempt to control it. He continues to hope, however, that the end of the war will mean the end of this and a union of all people as Americans regardless of skin color.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Future.

Title: Pacific Appeal - September 12, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer urges his readers to conduct themselves as "good citizens" now that the election is over and the state government seems inclined towards freedom and progress. He doesn't recommend at this point agitating for voting rights. He suggests proving the prejudicial pro-slavery factions wrong by demonstrating a strong moral character and a desire for social harmony.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Future of the Colored Canadians.

Title: Provincial Freeman - October 20, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer encourages black Canadians to live their lives as an example to their children and their posterity. He advises a focus on morality, education, and the part they will play in the future of Canada.

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

Subtitle: What We Propose to do in Future.

Title: Provincial Freeman - September 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

Subscription rate collection continues to be spotty and now the newspaper can't pay its bills. The editor tells his readers that the newspaper will have to suspend publication until their debts are paid.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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