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Subtitle: The Suffrage Question.

Title: Black Republican - April 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The editor discusses the right of suffrage and a recent government petition regarding this signed by five thousand African Americans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colored Suffrage in Rhode Island. Edward Harris and Rowland G. Hazard.

Title: Black Republican - April 22, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The writer discusses two candidates who are running for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in Rhode Island, a state that offers African Americans the right to vote.

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

Subtitle: Right of Suffrage.

Title: Colored American - December 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to purchase the $250 worth of real estate required to establish the right to vote. He also encourages them to use this voting power to help change the suffrage restrictions that apply to African Americans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Right of Suffrage.

Title: Colored American - December 16, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers of the importance of suffrage for all Americans. He expresses his view that "without the right of suffrage, we are, and must remain, a nonentity in the State and National governments...." He urges his readers to petition the government for the rught of suffrage for free African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Right of Suffrage.

Title: Colored American - July 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers of the importance of the right of suffrage for all Americans. He urges all African Americans to petition the government regarding suffrage legislation and voting rights.

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

Subtitle: Right of Suffrage in Connecticut.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief update on recent work towards suffrage for African Americans in Connecticut.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Connecticut Coming Round.

Title: Colored American - June 16, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers about recent decisions made in the Connecticut courts that indicate a less prejudiced attitude towards African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Postscript! Right of Suffrage.

Title: Colored American - March 3, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gave a critique of a recent speech by Thomas S. Sidney on the subject of civil rights.

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

Subtitle: Right of Suffrage in New York.

Title: Colored American - May 8, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer shares with his readers the current status of a proposed amendment to the Constitution which would allow all citizens to vote regardless of color.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper page

Subtitle: Rhode Island Suffrage Convention.

Title: Colored American - October 30, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor comments on an amendment to the state constitution of Rhode Island regarding free suffrage rights to male citizens that would only be approved if the word "white" was added, thereby instantly disfranchising all African American men in that state.

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

Subtitle: Connecticut Temperance Meeting.

Title: Colored American - September 19, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on a recent State Temperance and Moral Reform Society convention he attended. Included is a brief description of his travel experience aboard a steamboat that took him to the convention.

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

Subtitle: Right of Suffrage.

Title: Colored American - September 23, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editorial addresses the current debate regarding suffrage for African Americans. The writer shares information regarding efforts being made toward this goal by Phillip A. Bell and Charges Ray, and urges his readers to help by petitioning the government.

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

Subtitle: Connecticut State Temperance Convention.

Title: Colored American - September 25, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer informs his readers that the scheduled date for the Connecticut State Temperance Convention has been changed.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Citizenship and Suffrage.

Title: Elevator - December 22, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

While there was slavery in the ancient world, the writer points that the U.S. is the only country that added racial prejudice to the experience. The writer gives a historic overview of the system of slavery and its continued influence on current U.S. society.

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

Subtitle: Indorsement on Our Position on the Suffrage Question.

Title: Elevator - July 28, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The writer accuses several California and Nevada newspapers of traitorous reporting in their views regarding the rights of African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Negro Suffrage in Connecticut.

Title: Elevator - July 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The writer tells his readers that the people of Connecticut are about to vote on an amendment to that state's Constitution which will allow African American's to vote there.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Negro Suffrage.

Title: Elevator - May 5, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The writer responds to an article published in another newspaper discussing African American voting rights.

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

Subtitle: Suffrage of Colored Men!

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - February 9, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer emphasizes the discrepancies in the voting rights of men based on their race. He stresses the injustice of the restrictions and rules that an African American man most follow in order to vote in the states that allow him to.

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

Subtitle: The Vote on Free Suffrage.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 24, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a detailed accounting of votes for and against free suffrage in New York state. Although there are still nearly 300,000 voters against suffrage, the writer views the 185,000 "for" votes as a positive change in public sentiment since 1846.

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

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