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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: 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: 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: Our Prospects.

Title: Colored American - March 7, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains the lack of newspaper publication for the past three months. The newspaper continues to struggle financially and once again he asks for financial assistance from his readers. He stresses the benefits and value of continuing publication of the Colored American.

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

Subtitle: Our Prospects.

Title: Colored American - October 30, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor gives an account of the current status of the newspaper's financial debt.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Paper -- Its Condition and Prospects -- Crisis. Three Hundred Dollars Must be Had.

Title: Colored American - October 9, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842

The editor explains the current status of the newspaper's debt. He asks those who owe for their subscriptions to pay them now, and those who can afford to help financially to do so now.

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

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 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

Subtitle: Our Prospects.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 14, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The editor called for increased subscriptions to the newspaper. He emphasized the benefits of this type of social connection for African Americans in the community.

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

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