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Subtitle: What can we do for the poor Slaves?

Title: Colored American - June 24, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer suggests that the free people of color can help the slaves by concentrating on improving their own lives through education, industry, and economy. He believes that fighting prejudice involves presenting an intelligent, hard-working social presence.

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

Subtitle: Meeting of the Mendi or Liberated Africans.

Title: Colored American - May 1, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on an upcoming meeting to determine what to do to help the Amistad captives while they remain in this country.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Meetings of the Liberated Africans.

Title: Colored American - May 22, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer provides an overview of two recent meetings with the freed Amistad captives to raise funds for their continued education and eventual trip home. The meetings offered audiences a cultural understanding of the "liberated Africans'" native country, as well as an example of their progress while living in this country. The hope is that a mission can be established in Africa involving these liberated captives.

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

Subtitle: Freedmen, Freedmen and Slaves.

Title: Pacific Appeal - May 16, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer notes that there are African Americans who were born free or freed early in life and who traveled north to live in free states. These people have never known slavery, yet all African Americans are effected by prejudice regardless of their life experience.

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

Subtitle: Editors are Slaves.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - November 13, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor answers those who have criticized the newspaper for publishing resolutions given at an unannounced public meeting.

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

Subtitle: Aiding Slaves to Escape.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 30, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer briefly comments on the status of the Underground Railroad. He suggests a couple of ways to improve this system.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Buying Slaves.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 8, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers about some members of their community who are engaged in a confidence crime of soliciting money from people who are sympathetic to the plight of the slave by lying about their circumstances. This type of crime hurts those who are rightfully in need of aid.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Slaves Liberated.

Title: Provincial Freeman - October 14, 1854

Speaker or author: C.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds to an article published in another newspaper relating the story of 56 liberated slaves. Funds are being raised by Colonizationists who are organizing transportation to send these people to Liberia. The writer wonders why this money couldn't be used to purchase land in Canada and settle these people there instead.

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

Subtitle: Slaves in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to an article in another newspaper saying that fugitive slaves are living in decaying war barracks in Canada. The article describes much poverty and suffering there.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Aid for the Fugitive Slaves.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 1, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor tells his readers about the charity pouring into their area from the U.S. Boxes of old clothes and blankets are being distributed among the poor and fugitive slaves in their area.

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

Subtitle: Arrest and Escape of Fugitive Slaves.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 17, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer relates the story of two fugitive slaves being held in Detroit who escaped to Canada across the Detroit River.

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

Subtitle: Homes for the Fugitive Slaves in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 7, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer urges those who would aid the fugitives in Canada to send money to finance the purchase of land. He encourages his readers to stand united in their efforts to stay in Canada and build a life for themselves there.

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

Subtitle: Slaves and Missions.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - August 27, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on an article published in another newspaper. He discusses the religious doctrine preached to slaves by white ministers that encourages them to believe that their lot in life is dictated by God because of the color of their skin. This, he tells his readers, is designed to make slaves submit to their white masters, remain ignorant, and be content with their lack of freedom. Southern planters are encouraged to believe that they must help slaves comply with this divine doctrine so that the slaves are unaware of the injustice of slavery. In this way, religion is used as a tool to help keep slaves docile and obedient.

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

Subtitle: White Slaves and Black Slaves.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 24, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

John Brown's action at Harper's Ferry has drawn the nation's attention to Virginia, and slavery as a political issue is now in sharp focus. This one event has polarized the country over the question of continuing the institution of slavery.

Subtitle: Arming the Slaves.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 23, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the current fear of arming the slaves as the country approaches war.

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

Subtitle: "What shall be done with the Slaves?"

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 23, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer considers two suggestions for dealing with the slaves once they are free men and women.

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

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