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Subtitle: Should Black Men be Prejudice Against White Men?

Title: Anglo-African - August 26, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that while the white portion of the population is prejudiced against the black portion, the black portion feels no prejudice against the white. He emphasizes that what African Americans feel towards their white counterparts is actually a lack of trust and not prejudice.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Hon. Horace Greeley and A. O. P. Nicholson on the Black Man Again.

Title: Anglo-African - September 9, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to a lengthy article published in the Tribune newspaper containing a discussion of the physical, intellectual, and emotional condition of African Americans. The writer expresses his frustration with the continuous fascination white citizens seem to have with categorizing and explaining African American behavior now that the slaves are free.

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

Subtitle: To the Black Republicans of America.

Title: Black Republican - April 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The editor sends an open note to his readers asking for their support by subscribing to the newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Editor's Address. The Black Republican.

Title: Black Republican - April 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The editor welcomes his readers to the first issue of the newspaper. He briefly explains the goals, benefits and mission of the paper.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church. No. III.

Title: Colored American - April 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses that the Church is encouraging the continuation of slavery by its implied approval of the system.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church. No. IV.

Title: Colored American - April 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers an anecdote of his recent experience with prejudice in the Church.

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

Subtitle: Increase of Prejudice.

Title: Colored American - June 2, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that those opposed to the work of abolitionists have accused them of increasing prejudice. He believes the only change that may be influencing prejudice is that the rights provided to African Americans in the past as "favors" are now demanded by them as part of their civil rights as members of a free society. The shift in perspective is proving difficult for some white citizens to make.

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

Subtitle: Hints About Prejudice.

Title: Colored American - June 9, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer marks the distinction between prejudice based on skin color and opposition to slavery. A person may be opposed to slavery, yet prejudiced towards the slave him/herself. The editor emphasizes that while ending slavery is a rational action, the true battle here is the battle against prejudice.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church.

Title: Colored American - March 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes the irony of the prejudice evident among white Christian ministers towards the black members of their congregations. This prejudice encourages a pronounced separation between white and black churches. This type of prejudice influences the delay in the abolition of slavery and subtly encouraged its continuation.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church.

Title: Colored American - October 7, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer counters the implied condoning of prejudice in the Church by emphasizing the ways in which it goes against the teachings of Christianity.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice.

Title: Colored American - September 26, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer addresses the issues of racial prejudice. He tells his readers that this is a learned behavior based on class and that it basically goes against human nature.

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

Subtitle: A word on Prejudice against color.

Title: Colored American - September 29, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor notes that prejudice against skin color is often the last vestige of white people who are so poor in position, economy, and intellect that they have nothing except the color of their skin to offer them value in the social world.

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

Subtitle: Increase of Prejudice.

Title: Colored American - September 9, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer traces the changes in racial prejudice over the previous ten years, and denies the popular belief that prejudice has increased due to the efforts of abolitionists.

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

Subtitle: Remember, Black Men.

Title: Impartial Citizen - June 12, 1850

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer explains to his readers a law currently before the Senate saying that if a free born African American is accused of being an escaped slave, he must prove his freeborn status in the state of his accuser, not the state of his birth.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Attitude of Black Men.

Title: Impartial Citizen - November 28, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer offers examples to indicate his belief that African Americans are contributing to their own degradation.

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

Subtitle: The Vincibility of Prejudice.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 26, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer continues his commentary on the causes of racial prejudice. He notes that the Jews overcame prejudice through education and acquiring wealth. He views this as a way for African Americans to also overcome the racial prejudice they are living with now.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice.

Title: Pacific Appeal - March 14, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer relates a story of two African American women who were ordered off a public train by the driver because of their race.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Prejudice.

Title: Pacific Appeal - November 15, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers an article published in another newspaper as an example of the way fear, hatred and prejudice are spreading through New York as the effective date of the Emancipation Proclamation draws near. The article relates stories of lustful crimes and violence already taking place that the city expects will increase with the official end of slavery.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - August 21, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer comments on the effects of racial prejudice in current society.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Black Alliance of the Kent Advertiser.

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 1, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The editor takes a stand in an ongoing battle for readership among local newspapers.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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