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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: Will Justice be Done?

Title: Elevator - June 2, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer asks whether justice will prevail in the punishment of those who took part in the rebellion that led to the Civil War. He tells his readers that the newspaper is currently awaiting the results of the war crimes trials.

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

Subtitle: Law, Equality, Truth and Justice.

Title: Elevator - October 27, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer considers the principles that the United States legal system is based on. He notes that these principles were violated by the institution of slavery. If this country is to remain free, the American people can never return to this form of systematic injustice.

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

Subtitle: Mockery of Justice.

Title: Pacific Appeal - April 5, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer briefly relates the trial of a white man accused of murdering an African American barber. After an examination by two doctors, the only witness to the crime was not allowed to testify since he was determined to be "one eighth" African American.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Even-Handed Justice.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 13, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on a recent story published in local newspapers telling readers that 30 African Americans traveling through Kentucky on their way to Liberia were given free transportation. He believes this is just another ploy to encourage Colonization.

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

Subtitle: Law and Order at the Expense of Justice.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 20, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on a recent incident in Columnbia, Pennsylvania in which a suspected fugitive slave was killed by a police officer.

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

Subtitle: Justice to Whom Justice is Due.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - August 27, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that prejudice is not based on the hatred of skin color but on the love of money. In the south, the black man is made a slave; in the north he is made a servant. In both cases, the color of a man's skin is simply an indication of someone who can be used to make money.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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