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Subtitle: Our Public Schools -- An Appeal to Parents.

Title: Anglo-African - August 12, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares information with his readers regarding the alarming rate of truancy among school aged children. He asks parents to get involved and ensure that their children attend school. He emphasizes that a good education is beneficial to the social perception of the entire African American race.

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

Subtitle: The Public Schools.

Title: Colored American - August 21, 1841

Speaker or author: J.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to ensure that their children attend public schools.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper page

Subtitle: Public worship on the Sabbath.

Title: Colored American - February 17, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to attend church on Sundays.

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

Subtitle: Public Schools.

Title: Colored American - February 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to send their children to the public schools provided for them. He notes that of the 3,000 possible students, there are currently only about 1,000 enrolled.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Public Schools.

Title: Colored American - June 24, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his views on public school funding and the importance of education for African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Public opinion outraged.

Title: Colored American - June 30, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer responds to a statement made by "one high in authority in a nearby city" saying that seating African Americans with white church attendees will evoke public outrage. The writer assures this authority that African Americans "take no special pleasure" in mixing with white society, but he can see no reason not to do so in a place where all human beings are equal in the eyes of God.

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

Subtitle: Public Schools.

Title: Colored American - March 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his dismay regarding a rumor that a beloved teacher is about to be moved to another district.

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

Subtitle: To the Public.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - December 8, 1842

Speaker or author: Myers, Stephen

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

The editor responds to his critics.

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

Subtitle: The Public School.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 18, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer tells his readers that the public school room set aside for the education of African American children is in terrible condition. Although parents and others have complained for years, nothing has been done to remedy this.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The New Public School Building.

Title: Pacific Appeal - February 20, 1864

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer briefly discusses the opening of a new school for African American children. A bill before the state Senate which is expected to become law will provide for the education of all children in California regardless of race.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: False Philanthropy, or Public Begging a Display of Vanity.

Title: Pacific Appeal - October 25, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer tells his readers that those who participate in fundraisers ostensibly for the good of African Americans are often misguided and false. Instead of raising money for Church organizations, education, and child welfare, these philanthropists are simply throwing money into a recent popular cause for appearance sake alone.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Scene in a Public Meeting.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 15, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer provides a light-hearted overview of a recent meeting he attended.

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

Subtitle: Scoble and Henson, and a Public Challenge.

Title: Provincial Freeman - September 29, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the ongoing debate over land purported to be owned by the Dawn Institute. This issue was debated recently in a meeting that the writer was unable to attend. The ownership of the property is unresolved. (Portions of this editorial are illegible and other portions are missing)

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

Subtitle: To The Anti-Slavery Public; But Especially Those Who Intend to Aid Us in the Support of the Voice of the Fugitive.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 26, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer encourages his readers to send in their subscription money and continue supporting the newspaper.

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

Subtitle: To the public generally and our friends particularly.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 21, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The editor expressed the benefits and value of a newspaper owned by African Americans and dedicated to the support and education of the African American community.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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