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Subtitle: Revival of Slavery.

Title: Anglo-African - August 12, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on an article published in a Nashville, Tennessee newspaper urging readers to vote for Governor Campbell and a return to the institution of slavery.

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

Subtitle: What has the North to do with Slavery?

Title: Colored American - February 17, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his northern readers of those who still suffer in the system of slavery in the southern states. He includes excerpts from other newspapers reporting cruelty and despair suffered by those who remain enslaved.

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

Subtitle: National Anti-Slavery Standard and New York Convention.

Title: Colored American - July 18, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a letter published in another newspaper objecting to a recent anti-slavery convention. The letter anonymously expressed the view that African American abolitionists should not hold separate conventions; that all abolitionists should work together. This editorial expresses an opposing view.

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

Subtitle: Slavery in the Church.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opinion on the current debate in the Church regarding whether or not slavery is a sin.

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

Subtitle: The Catholics of Kentucky, and Slavery.

Title: Colored American - June 19, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief comment on an article in a Catholic newspaper predicting that slavery would surely end soon.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Fruits of Slavery.

Title: Colored American - June 26, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief account of a slaveholder who accidently shot his wife while loading his gun to shoot his runaway slave.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colored Churches in This City.

Title: Colored American - March 28, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of ten African American churches in New York City. These churches stand as proof that African Americans are not without religious conviction.

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

Subtitle: Sixth Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Title: Colored American - May 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces an upcoming convention to be held on the anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He briefly mentions the challenges that lay ahead for this organization.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Northern distress produced by Southern slavery.

Title: Colored American - May 13, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his views regarding the negative impact that southern slavery has on the economics of the northern states.

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

Subtitle: Important Decision on Slavery.

Title: Colored American - May 22, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer shares with his readers a recent decision by the Supreme Court in Ohio establishing that any slave brought into the state is automatically declared free.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "The Colored People Pro-Slavery" -- Untrue.

Title: Colored American - May 29, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a comment made by Thomas Van Rensselaer that the free African American people are pro-slavery and "priest-ridden."

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

Subtitle: Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Title: Colored American - May 6, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces the anniversary celebration of the American Anti-Slavery Society. This organization holds an important place in a country whose government and Churches are swayed by prejudice, a system based on slaveholding, and continued corruption.

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

Subtitle: Anti-Slavery Ammunition. "Can't Take Care of Themselves!"

Title: Colored American - May 9, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer shares a letter from a former slave who was able to amass a small fortune after release from slavery. This is offered to prove that freed slaves are capable of taking care of themselves.

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

Subtitle: An American Citizen murdered!! The Press destroyed!!! The Spirit of Slavery triumphant!!!

Title: Colored American - November 25, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor reports details regarding the death of a newspaper owner in Alton, Illinois who was murdred by a mob set on destroying his printing press.

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

Subtitle: A Vestage of Pro-Slavery.

Title: Colored American - October 5, 1839

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on an exchange between Samuel Cornish and Philip Bell regarding a statement published in the Friend of Man newspaper. The Friend of Man's brief statement was from a representative of the New York Anti-Slavery Society saying they would not support the Colored American newspaper until it changed its political point of view.

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

Subtitle: Instrumental Music in Churches.

Title: Colored Citizen - November 7, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored Citizen (1863 - 18??)

The writer presents the case for using instrumental music during church services and not just limiting this form of worship to choir and organ music.

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

Subtitle: Kanzas and Slavery.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 15, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer comments on the possibility of slavery in Kansas.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Amelioration of Slavery in Alabama.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 16, 1853

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer comments on the Alabama governor's statement regarding separating slave families during the sale of slaves.

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

Subtitle: A "Reverend" Defender of Slavery.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - March 3, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer comments on speeches delivered at Fanuiel Hall regarding the Kansas-Nebraska Act that is currently being debated.

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

Subtitle: British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter.

Title: Impartial Citizen - August 15, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer comments on an issue of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter newspaper he recently received.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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