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Subtitle: Political Power and Strength the Legitimate Fruit of a Thorough Knowledge of Ourselves.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: Hamilton, Robert

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

Letter to the editor stressing the importance of education to African Americans. Elevation involves political advancement, influence and power, and this is not possible for those without education.

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

Subtitle: Political Action.

Title: Colored American - July 27, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer called for renewed political action in the form of petitions, a state convention, and the establishment of political action committees. He offered the services of the newspaper in this effort.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Commentary on the role politics plays in the fight for the abolition of slavery. The writer expresses his opinion on the current state of this battle in the political arena.

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 17, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to vote in accordance with their moral prinicples and not base their vote on party affiliation or abolitionist views. He believes that moral principles only should guide each voter even if it means crossing party lines.

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

Subtitle: Political Revolution.

Title: Colored American - November 18, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to remain calm after the Whig political victory. The upset of the Republican party will not necessarily result in dire consequences for African Americans in the state of New York.

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 24, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to vote in line with abolitionist ideas and political action that will put an end to slavery.

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

Subtitle: Political Abolition.

Title: Colored American - November 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opinion on recent political action as it pertains to the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns) (small section missing on first page)

Subtitle: Political Action.

Title: Colored American - October 19, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer makes a distinction between "political action" and "moral action" regarding the issues of slavery and emancipation. He tells his readers that some abolitionists are acting only as it serves their political purposes, not as a moral obligation to God. He urges his readers to continue going to the polls, but to cast their votes for what is religiously right, not what is best for the political party.

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

Subtitle: Liberty Party Movements.

Title: Colored American - October 2, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers his views on the Liberty Party and its current place in politics. He suggests to his readers that the Liberty Party is worth joining.

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

Subtitle: Liberty Party Debate.

Title: Colored American - September 19, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on a political debate regarding the issue of abolitionist views among members of the Liberty Party.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Political Association.

Title: Colored American - September 8, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers that the most important "civil institution" is one that offers a political influence. Civil rights are worth fighting for, and a focus on the political process involved is worth participating in.

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

Subtitle: Disintegration of the Union Party.

Title: Elevator - September 8, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers commentary on a recent political election. He believes the Union Party is defeated and can no longer continue in its political efforts.

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

Subtitle: The New Political Party.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 15, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

In an effort to push for revolutionary change, a new political party called the Know-Nothing Party has formed. The writer comments on the religious aspects of this party and those who oppose it. It seems to be an objectified tension between Catholicism and Protestantism in a political arena.

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

Subtitle: Liberty Party Convention.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - June 23, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer gave a brief overview of the Liberty Party convention he attended. The central aim of this organization is the overthrow of the American government to free themselves from tyranny.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Coming Political Contest.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 29, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers a bit about the differences in the political parties. He makes recommendations to them regarding voting in an upcoming election.

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

Subtitle: The Colored People and the Conservative Party.

Title: Provincial Freeman - September 22, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the ideals of the Conservative Party in Canada. He accuses them of conforming to racial prejudice in their efforts to appease the U.S.

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

Subtitle: Political Matters.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 7, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

Brief commentary on the upcoming U. S. presidential election.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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: The Two Great Political Parties.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 17, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the position on slavery expressed by each political party. He tells them that the Democrats are in favor of continued slavery and encourages them to side with the Republicans. He tells them, however, that they must rely only on themselves and not trust any political party to help them.

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

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