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Subtitle: State Legislation on the Temperance Question.

Title: Christian Recorder - August 17, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer argues for the passage of temperance laws prohibiting the sale of intoxicating drink.

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

Subtitle: Mass Meeting.

Title: Christian Recorder - September 16, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer provides commentary on a meeting that was called to discuss how to restore public confidence in the Christian Recorder newspaper.

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

Subtitle: H. Pattinson's Temperance House.

Title: Colored American - August 19, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates a story of being refused a cup of tea at a temperance house. The proprietor of the house said that he didn't want to upset his customers and so he refused to serve the editor of this paper. The writer expresses his opinion of this refusal and included a letter from Thomas Van Rensselaer expressing a similar point of view.

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

Subtitle: Temperance Meetings.

Title: Colored American - December 25, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer provides a brief overview of recent Temperance meetings.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Departure of the Mendians -- Farewell Meeting.

Title: Colored American - December 4, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer provides an overview of the days leading up to the departure of the Amistad captives for their return trip to Africa. Traveling with them are missionaries who will establish a mission in Africa in honor of the captives.

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

Subtitle: The Meeting at the Philomathean Hall.

Title: Colored American - June 16, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer suggests that all African Americans learn about their history, their rights, and the steps necessary to maintain an equal place in a free society. Through education, meetings, and open discussions, they will be able to understand what is taking place in the world around them politically and take action to maintain their civil rights when necessary.

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: Pittsburgh Temperance Society.

Title: Colored American - May 20, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his view that a commitment to temperance and punctual attendance at meetings devoted to this cause promotes the idea that African Americans are industrious, pious and moral people. He believes that presenting a moral and industrious image helps to counter the stereotyping that prejudice promotes.

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

Subtitle: Temperance.

Title: Colored American - May 20, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer recommends that the subject of temperance be included in upcoming conventions held by the Methodist Church. He went on to express his beliefs in the benefits of a life devoted to the abstinance of alcoholic drinks.

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

Subtitle: Anti-Trinidad Meeting.

Title: Colored American - October 31, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on a meeting held at a local church regarding immigration to Trinidad. He suspects that one of the speakers who's speech encouraged immigration is actually a paid agent.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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: Meeting of Congress.

Title: Colored American - September 2, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opposition to the proposed annexation of Texas that will be decided at an upcoming session in Congress.

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

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: Meeting for the Freedmen.

Title: Elevator - August 25, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer gives a brief review of a recent meeting held to raise funds for newly freed slaves and other needy families.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Great Meeting!

Title: Elevator - October 6, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor describes a rowdy meeting to elect convention delegates that he describes as a "great farce."

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

Subtitle: Temperance Progress.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - April 7, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer offers commentary on the current trend towards abstinence of drinking alcohol and aligning with the ideas of the Temperance movement among African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Temperance Meeting.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 10, 1842

Speaker or author: M.

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer encourages his readers to attend a Temperance meeting to be held that evening.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Chatham Meeting and Dawn.

Title: Provincial Freeman - August 29, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on a recent meeting to debate the ownership of property held by the Dawn School, and the slanderous remarks made about the school's proprietor.

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

Subtitle: Scene in a Public Meeting.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 15, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer provides a light-hearted overview of a recent meeting he attended.

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

Subtitle: The Meeting of the Fobbers.

Title: Provincial Freeman - October 20, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives a critique of a meeting he attended of the Fobbers association. The association's inability to collect a debt for the Dawn Institute was addressed.

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

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