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Title: Abraham D. Shadd

Speaker or author: Shadd, Abraham D.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given on the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies stressing the political implications of this and the continued slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,565 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: To the Press.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

Brief word of thanks offered to local newspapers for their welcome and complimentary announcements regarding the publication of this new newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: President Pierce's Inaugural.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The writer provides commentary on the inaugural speech of President Franklin Pierce. In his address, Pierce offered his thoughts on issues ranging from economic growth, westward expansion, and the continuation of slavery in the Southern states. He carefully refers to slavery as "involuntary servitude," and tells his audience that this is constitutional in the states that allow it.

Description of file(s): four scanned newspaper pages (seven columns)

Subtitle: The Aliened American.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The editor announces with this the first issue of the Aliened American newspaper its mission statement; community goals; and the names of contributing writers and supporters.

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

Subtitle: Our Present Number.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Alienced American (1853 - 1877)

The editor offers an apology for the delay in getting the paper going. He explains that this brief editorial is not representative of what the newspaper will become once it gets into full publication.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: American Colonization Society.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The writer points out a discrepancy in the number of immigrants reportedly colonized in Liberia and the amount of money the American Colonization Society say they have invested in each person participating in this project.

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

Title: Amos G. Beman

Speaker or author: Beman, Amos Gerry, 1812-1874

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech regarding the principles, goals and value of the New York Committee of Vigilance in its assistance to people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 11 page, 2,773 word document (text and images)

Title: Augustus William Hanson

Speaker or author: Augustus William Hanson

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Rambling speech regarding the inherent rights of human beings in a free society regardless of race.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,785 word document (text and images)

Title: Austin Stewart

Speaker or author: Stewart, Austin, fl. 1840

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given during a convention held to adopt measures to ensure the franchisement of the free people of color in the free states. Attendees were encouraged to exercise their rights even if they didn't succeed in order to continue the struggle toward total political and social freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 791 word document (text and images)

Title: Austin Stewart

Speaker or author: Stewart, Austin, fl. 1840

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given at the opening of the Albany Convention with emphasis placed on the political and civil rights of free people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 466 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles Lenox Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech delivered before the Rhode Island State Anti-Slavery Society in response to a resolution regarding the help of abolitionists in finding employment for freed slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 795 word document (text and images)

Title: Charles W. Gardner

Speaker or author: Gardner, Charles

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Fourth Annual Report of the American Anti-Slavery Society, pp. 11-15

Speech given regarding the possible positive results of immediate emancipation, and how freed slaves will live in and contribute to society.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 3,084 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Prejudice in the Church. No. III.

Title: Colored American - April 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses that the Church is encouraging the continuation of slavery by its implied approval of the system.

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

Subtitle: The Foundation of Our Faith.

Title: Colored American - April 1, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a man who doubted the value of Christianity. The writer stresses that a faith filled life is the only true path to salvation.

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

Subtitle: The American Citizen--Canada Mission--Ourself.

Title: Colored American - April 10, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to an article in the American Citizen newspaper indicating that fugitives are being aided in their escape to Canada. He says that the belief that African Americans who succeed in other countries will reflect positively on those left in the U.S. is just another scam to realize the goals of Colonization. He wonders why it's necessary for African Americans to leave their home country to show their own worth when they can do this now where they are.

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

Subtitle: The Objects of Our Paper.

Title: Colored American - April 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer lists the benefits of the Colored American newspaper, and offers its pledge to continue to serve the African American community.

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

Title: Colored American - April 11, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Overview of a government report on the status of immigration to Trinidad, Guiana, and Mauritius and the condition of those who have immigrated there.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: News from Trinidad.

Title: Colored American - April 11, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor shares a first hand account from a local traveler of conditions in Trinidad and the status of those who have immigrated there.

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

Subtitle: Our Noble Committee.

Title: Colored American - April 12, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor praises the efforts of the African American community in New York for its help and support in continuing to keep the Colored American newspaper in publication.

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

Subtitle: Their Spirits Not Broken.

Title: Colored American - April 12, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer disagrees with the popular view of those promoting Colonization that the African American spirit is "broken" and that there is no chance for them to succeed in the land of their birth. He says that this is just another ploy to get free African Americans to leave their home country.

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

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