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Subtitle: Religion.

Title: Colored American - December 16, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor offers the newspaper's stance on the question of the abolition of slavery. He believes that in this matter God will make the choice ("Thy Will be done"), and the newspaper will not offer a firm stance against slavery. At the same time, he trusts that God is against this system of human bondage.

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

Subtitle: Pure and Undefiled Religion.

Title: Colored American - March 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer, a clergyman, expresses his frustration with being ignored by the clergy and Christians in his neighborhood. He believes this is because he is African American and that it wouldn't happen if he were white.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Revival of Religion.

Title: Colored American - November 18, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to articles he's read in other journals expressing that there is currently a return to old style religion in the U.S. He emphasizes that as long as churches participate in slave-holding, justify slavery from the pulpit, and continue to pray for the slave as if he/she is less than human, true religion is not to be found in U.S. churches.

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

Subtitle: Pride of Religion.

Title: Colored American - October 19, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief commentary regarding taking pride in religion and using it to feel superior to others. The writer also associates this with the "sin" of Colonization.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Religion and Politics.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - February 16, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer expresses his view that a good Christian makes a good politician. He emphasizes the authority of the Church in the average person's life. He notes that a man's character should be judged on his actions, not just on his words.

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

Subtitle: Sam Pride's Original Colored Minstrels.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 19, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers a brief review of local minstrel show and encourages his readers to attend.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Pro-Slavery Religion.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 2, 1851

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

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

Brief note of response to a mention in another newspaper that the Episcopal convention would not accept delegates from the Church of the Crucifixion because some of their members were of African descent.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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