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Subtitle: "He Who Defends Freedom is Worthy of All Its Franchises."

Title: Anglo-African - November 11, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief note announcing a celebration to honor African Americans who fought in the Civil War.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The "Elevator."

Title: Anglo-African - October 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer praises the editor of the Elevator newspaper for his outstanding work.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "Equality and Exact Justice to All Men."

Title: Colored American - April 17, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the irony in the actions of those who band together as Republicans in Tammany Hall. They promise justice, equality, and fairness, yet deliver only corruption and prejudice.

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

Subtitle: "A Thought by the Way."

Title: Colored American - April 24, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on an article published in another newspaper by J.W.C. Pennington regarding the return to Africa of the Amistad captives. Dr. Pennington sees this as an opportunity to further his missionary work in Africa by using this incident to gain attention for his cause. The writer hopes that instead the people of this country will see the error in the Colonization efforts that Pennington supports.

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

Subtitle: "Remember That."

Title: Colored American - August 26, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates an experience from his attendence at the Moral Reform Society convention concerning a discussion on the term "Colored" used as reference to African Americans. A Quaker woman stood and told her audience to emphasis the virtue and morality in their lives and prejudice against race will disappear. She reminded them that "it is virtue that exalts a nation, and merit which makes the man."

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

Subtitle: Suppressed Letter.

Title: Colored American - August 29, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor explains the reasons why a letter sent to the newspaper for publication was not published.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "Bring Your Wives."

Title: Colored American - August 7, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

In an effort to encourage attendance at a convention in Troy, New York, one organizer suggested that attendees bring their wives. The writer responds to this suggestion saying that he doesn't believe this is a good idea.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "Thy sins will surely find thee out."

Title: Colored American - December 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the recent changes that have been introduced into Pennsylvania's "revised" state Constitution.

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

Subtitle: "Behold, we count them happy who endure."

Title: Colored American - December 16, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes that while the intentions of white abolitionists are honorable and sincere, they often carry with them the "low" prejudice of feeling superior to the oppressed people they are helping. This furthers the separation of the races and continues to delay the achievement of true social equality.

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

Subtitle: Hon. Wm. H. Burnley's Letter to Lord John Russell.

Title: Colored American - July 11, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to a letter from the immigration agent for Trinidad to a member of Britain's parliament blaming the actions of abolitionists for the current racial tension in the U.S. The agent reasoned that for free African Americans, immigration was the only rational choice. The writer disagreed with his conclusions.

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

Subtitle: "Come Over and Help Us."

Title: Colored American - March 25, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor appeals to his readers for financial support to keep the newspaper in publication.

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

Subtitle: The "Colored Man's Journal."

Title: Colored American - March 3, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer warns his readers about the dubious authorship of a new newspaper called "The Colored Man's Journal." It encourages African Americans to embrace Colonization efforts and immigrate to Africa. This, the writer believes, could not be the writing of an African American. He believes this newspaper to be a sham.

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

Subtitle: Creed of the "Journal of Commerce"

Title: Colored American - March 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on remarks made by David Hale, publisher of the Journal of Commerce, regarding those who assume positions of authority.

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

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: 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: The Letter of "W."

Title: Colored American - October 16, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored Amerian (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a letter accusing the attendees at a recent convention of changing their views and convictions.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Convention of "Disfranchised Commissioners."

Title: Colored American - September 18, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers an overview of a recent convention describing it as a great failure and disappointment to those who attended.

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

Subtitle: Convention of "Disfranchised Commissioners."

Title: Colored American - September 4, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a recent convention of a newly formed organization.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "The Kidnapped Frenchmen."

Title: Colored American - September 8, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the recent arrest of two French sailors who were charged with being fugitive slaves.

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

Subtitle: "Honor to the Brave."

Title: Colored Citizen - November 7, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers a word of tribute to the brave African American soldiers who were fighting and dying in the Civil War.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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