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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: Rev. J. P. Campbell, Editor. Thursday, August 17, 1854. Notice to Subscribers.

Title: Christian Recorder - August 17, 1854

Speaker or author: Campbell, Rev. J. P.

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The editor asks those of his readers who have paid their subscriptions to please send him their names and addresses so that their newspapers can be delivered to them.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Why does the Editor remove to the Country?

Title: Colored American - April 19, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to move to the country and become farmers. He emphasizes the unhealthy atmosphere of city life and the restorative powers of nature. Owning land, tilling the soil, and raising a family in the country are all beneficial for everyone, he believes.

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

Subtitle: The Editor's Difficulties.

Title: Colored American - December 16, 1837

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor asks his readers to help compensate him for his work at the newspaper. He asks that each subscriber send at least $5 each to help supplement his salary. He explains that as it is now, his salary is nowhere near what other editors are paid.

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

Subtitle: The Editor to his readers.

Title: Colored American - December 22, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

The editor gave a brief overview of the newspaper's status as it ended its second year in publication. He announced that James McCune Smith had been added to the editorial staff.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Address to the Colored Citizens of Pennsylvania.

Title: Colored American - March 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer praises a recent address delivered to the African American community of Pennsylvania.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one 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: The Impartial Citizen, Samuel R. Ward, Editor. Syracuse, Wednesday, June 27, 1849.

Title: Impartial Citizen - June 27, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The editor tells his readers how the newspaper got its start; and of its value and history. The newspaper has taken over the subscription lists of several other newspapers that didn't survive, but now needs more subscribers in order to continue its rate of publication.

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

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 Editor being Judged.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - April 24, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to a dispute regarding a previous article published on the question of "free school."

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

Subtitle: The Black Swan.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 18, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives a critique of a review published in the Providence Journal of the type of songs singer Elizabeth Greenfield, the Black Swan, is performing.

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

Subtitle: Insurrections, Underground Railroad, Republican Victory, Fugitive Slave Case.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

[Copyright Permission granted August 2007.] The writer provides current news of insurrection activities in the southern states. While slaves are escaping in droves and heading to Canada, the tension and violent atmosphere is offering fertile ground for rumors of civil war. She also provides an update on the current political standing in the U.S.

Description of file(s): seven scanned, handwritten pages

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: The London Times and The Black Man.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 18, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

Critique of the London Times newspaper and its treatment of the social issues stirring the U.S. The writer pays special attention to how the Times presents the issue of slavery.

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

Subtitle: The Republican Party.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 7, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the current political situation in the country, focusing mostly on the recent actions of the Republican party. Radical Republicans have just choosen an unlikely presidential candidate. The party no longer seems concerned with issues regarding the rights of people of African heritage.

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

Subtitle: Concert of the Black Swan.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 2, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief review of a recent concert given by Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, the "Black Swan."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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