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Subtitle: The Elective Franchise.

Title: Colored American - February 23, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers a suggestion to the state legislature to change the requirements for voting so that every African American male who has reached the age of 21 and pays $100 yearly rent can vote. This would replace the current $250 real estate requirement.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Elective Franchise.

Title: Colored American - July 27, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer emphasizes the social power in exercising the right to vote. He encourages his readers to take advantage of this.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Report Of Mr. Cramer, on Extending the Elective Franchise to the colored population.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - April 14, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on a report written by politician John Cramer regarding extending the right to vote to African Americans.

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

Subtitle: The Elective Franchise.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 31, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides an overview of the current political climate regarding African American suffrage. He encourages his readers to form "Franchise Clubs" to help African Americans organize for equal rights, education, and access to political publications.

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

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