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Subtitle: Political Power and Strength the Legitimate Fruit of a Thorough Knowledge of Ourselves.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: Hamilton, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African (1863 - 1865)

Letter to the editor stressing the importance of education to African Americans. Elevation involves political advancement, influence and power, and this is not possible for those without education.

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

Subtitle: Political Action.

Title: Colored American - July 27, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer called for renewed political action in the form of petitions, a state convention, and the establishment of political action committees. He offered the services of the newspaper in this effort.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The key of knowledge, or road to wisdom.

Title: Colored American - November 10, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that an education doesn't have to include the entire package of classical learning, but can be gained simply by learning to read and then reading all you can. He encourages them to "read and you will know."

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Commentary on the role politics plays in the fight for the abolition of slavery. The writer expresses his opinion on the current state of this battle in the political arena.

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 17, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to vote in accordance with their moral prinicples and not base their vote on party affiliation or abolitionist views. He believes that moral principles only should guide each voter even if it means crossing party lines.

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

Subtitle: Political Revolution.

Title: Colored American - November 18, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to remain calm after the Whig political victory. The upset of the Republican party will not necessarily result in dire consequences for African Americans in the state of New York.

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 24, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to vote in line with abolitionist ideas and political action that will put an end to slavery.

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opinion on recent political action as it pertains to the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns) (small section missing on first page)

Subtitle: Political Action.

Title: Colored American - October 19, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer makes a distinction between "political action" and "moral action" regarding the issues of slavery and emancipation. He tells his readers that some abolitionists are acting only as it serves their political purposes, not as a moral obligation to God. He urges his readers to continue going to the polls, but to cast their votes for what is religiously right, not what is best for the political party.

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

Subtitle: The Political Association.

Title: Colored American - September 8, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers that the most important "civil institution" is one that offers a political influence. Civil rights are worth fighting for, and a focus on the political process involved is worth participating in.

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

Subtitle: The New Political Party.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 15, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

In an effort to push for revolutionary change, a new political party called the Know-Nothing Party has formed. The writer comments on the religious aspects of this party and those who oppose it. It seems to be an objectified tension between Catholicism and Protestantism in a political arena.

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

Subtitle: The Coming Political Contest.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 29, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers a bit about the differences in the political parties. He makes recommendations to them regarding voting in an upcoming election.

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

Subtitle: Political Matters.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 7, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief commentary on the upcoming U. S. presidential election.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Desultory Reflections. No. 2. On Knowledge.

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 25, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer expresses his belief that knowledge is power, but not without an emphasis on religion. The responsibility in gaining great knowledge is a moral one. He encourages his readers to seek religious knowledge and use it wisely to inspire positive change in the world.

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

Subtitle: The Two Great Political Parties.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 17, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the position on slavery expressed by each political party. He tells them that the Democrats are in favor of continued slavery and encourages them to side with the Republicans. He tells them, however, that they must rely only on themselves and not trust any political party to help them.

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

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