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Subtitle: Things that Pain our Heart.

Title: Colored American - April 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer admonishes African Americans who indulge in immoral behavior such as drinking, smoking, and avoiding church on Sundays.

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

Subtitle: Things which concern Colored Americans.

Title: Colored American - July 15, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his belief that in order to overcome prejudice, African Americans must focus on "elevation" and "improvement" intellectually and morally. The focus must be on education, economy, temperance, and on living a moral life.

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

Subtitle: Things As They Should Be.

Title: Colored American - July 4, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor reports on two examples of harmonious civil relationships between white and African Americans. In one situation, an African American man was in charge of white workers, yet there was no animosity or ill-will experienced by anyone.

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

Subtitle: Things which encourage us.

Title: Colored American - September 16, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses the benefits of education. While it is difficult for African Americans to obtain a quality education through the usual means, entering the ministry offers a way that they may not have had otherwise.

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

Subtitle: Our Dues Needed.

Title: Colored American - September 26, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor tells his readers that the newspaper is in great debt. He calls for those who owe the newspaper money for their subscriptions to please pay now to help the newspaper stay in publication.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Things most Needed.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 25, 1857

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

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells her readers that what Canadian people of African descent really need is a good British education. What they don't need (or want) are the prejudices, slavery, charity, and politics of the United States.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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