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Subtitle: Our Present Number.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Alienced American (1853 - 1877)

The editor offers an apology for the delay in getting the paper going. He explains that this brief editorial is not representative of what the newspaper will become once it gets into full publication.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Present an Age of Hope.

Title: Colored American - April 8, 1837

Speaker or author: Ray, Charles B. (Charles Bennett), 1807-1886

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer emphasizes the hope and expectation for universal emancipation, civil rights, and acceptance that African Americans desire.

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

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: Take care of Number One!

Title: Colored American - January 27, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to help each other and the community of African Americans rather than concentrating on selfish gain. By working together for the common good, the African American community is more likely to succeed and the poorest among them more likely to survive.

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

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: Equitable Laws, or the Practical Result of Legislating on the Principle of "The Greatest Good of the Greatest Number."

Title: Pacific Appeal - October 31, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer sees a more liberal government taking shape. He notes that all the fears associated with the emancipation of slaves have not been realized. He emphasizes that "freemen and freedmen" alike demonstrate loyalty and patriotism despite prejudicial treatment.

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: Number of Colored People in Canada West.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 21, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer gives an estimate of the number of people of African descent who are currently living in Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Present Prospects and Success.

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 18, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer offered an account of the Weekly Advocate's current status in terms of subscribers and its future potential as a beneficial source of information for African Americans.

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

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