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Subtitle: Read the Following.

Title: Colored American - March 18, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses the goals and objectives of the newspaper, and his pledge to achieve these. He asks readers for support and financial help in this mission.

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

Subtitle: Look out for Kidnappers.

Title: Colored American - May 1, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor passes along a warning to a man named Fred Roberts (evidently a fugitive slave) that a kidnapper is in the state looking for him.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Ladies Beware.

Title: Colored American - May 18, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief remarks regarding the work of Fanny Wright.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Look Out for Kidnappers.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 23, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer warns fugitive slaves who have settled in the Detroit area to beware of men who are hunting for them. He urges them to come to Canada where they will have greater safety.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Read This. Beware of Kidnappers.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 14, 1837

Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

David Ruggles describes his experience with men who wanted to capture him as a fugitive slave and force him aboard a Brazilian ship bound for Portugal. Both Ruggles and Philip Bell warn the African American public that people are being kidnapped by the crew of this ship and are not heard from again.

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

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