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Subtitle: Great National Demonstration.

Title: Elevator - April 14, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor shares an article published in the Weekly Anglo-African regarding an upcoming celebration of the first anniversary of emancipation in Washington, DC. The article urges participation by all African Americans, and tells readers that more celebrations are being organized.

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

Subtitle: Colored Men in Office.

Title: Elevator - April 14, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments briefly on African Americans who currently hold government positions.

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

Subtitle: The California Christian Advocate.

Title: Elevator - April 14, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares an article from the Christian Advocate which in turn includes an article from the Oregon Advocate regarding equal rights to free African Americans. These two Christian newspapers discuss issues like Colonization, which was long ago abandoned as a solution to the issues of African American equality and racial degradation.

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

Title: Elevator - April 14, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor tells his readers that the Elevator newspaper is published without a focus on race or caste, but on quality and virtue. He hopes that it will be read and appreciated by all Americans regardless of race.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Elevator - April 21, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer condemns the actions of John Wilkes Booth and compares him to those who have committed similar acts throughout history.

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

Subtitle: The Day of the Obsequies.

Title: Elevator - April 21, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer describes the funeral procession of Abraham Lincoln through the streets of San Francisco.

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

Title: Elevator - April 21, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer encourages people in other parts of the state to join the efforts of the Elevator newspaper in petitioning the government for equal voting rights for African Americans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Mansion for Mrs. Lincoln.

Title: Elevator - April 21, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor shares a suggestion made by a resident of Vallejo, California that each African American donate one dollar to buy a home for Mrs. Lincoln in the location of her choice.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Elevator - April 21, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer speaks poetically of the procession of soldiers at Abraham Lincoln's funeral(although Lincoln's name is never mentioned). He curses the name of John Wilkes Booth.

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

Subtitle: Abraham Lincoln.

Title: Elevator - April 21, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer eulogizes Abraham Lincoln, a beloved president.

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

Title: Elevator - April 21, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief comment on the Biblical statement, "Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord." (The writer is probably referring to northern response to the ending of the Civil War.)

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Elevator - April 28, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on an article published in another newspaper regarding voting rights for African Americans in California. Although the other newspaper warns against the dire consequences of equal rights, the editor points to the success of this action in other states.

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

Title: Elevator - April 28, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on an article published in another newspaper regarding the French monarchy. He adds to this his thoughts on the monarchy in England and compares this to the current U. S. federal government.

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

Title: Elevator - April 28, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor replies to accusations concerning the newspaper's failure to publish a review of a recent lecture by Mr. Lyford.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Elevator - April 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

In a brief note, the editor directs the attention of his readers to an article in the New York Tribune regarding a meeting held in Savannah, Georgia between Generals Sherman and Stanton and the African American people there.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Elevator - April 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor expands on the newspaper's prospectus. He emphasizes the belief that all American citizens are equal members of the United States, regardless of their color or country of origin.

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

Subtitle: Our Contemporaries.

Title: Elevator - April 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer gives a review of six local newspapers.

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

Title: Elevator - April 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor explains how the name of the newspaper reflects the mission of its existence.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Motto.

Title: Elevator - April 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor briefly explains the newspaper's motto, "Equality before the Law."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Position.

Title: Elevator - April 7, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor provides a brief mission statement for the Elevator newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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