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Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 3, 1842

Speaker or author: S.

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

The writer alerts his readers to the fact that even though the slave trade is now illegal, slaves continue to be transported from Africa to the U.S.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 3, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor thanks his readers for their continued support of this publication. He emphasizes how important newspapers such as this are to African Americans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - January 2, 1843

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer urges his readers to sign a petition to eliminate slavery in New York state. He assures them that the newspaper will continue to do all it can to assist fugitive slaves traveling to Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Education.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - January 2, 1843

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer stresses the importance of education for African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Northern Star & Freemen's Advocate. Albany, Thursday, March 10, 1842.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 10, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer addresses those he believes have set out to malign the newspaper with "insinuations" that the editor is pro-Colonization. He believes this is just another effort to discredit the newspaper.

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

Subtitle: Southern Consistency.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 10, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor shares with his readers incidents of injustice pertaining to oppresssive laws regarding African Americans in Alabama and Maryland.

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

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 10, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor responds to a letter from a reader and advertiser asking to be removed from participating in the newspaper's publication. The editor assumes this letter was inspired by his comments that slaveholders must make provisions for emancipated slaves.

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

Subtitle: Albany, Thursday, March 17, 1842.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 17, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer expresses his ideas that emancipation is eminent. History has provided an example of how to do this so that all concern benefit. In order to avoid a civil war, now is the time to prepare for emancipation of the slaves.

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

Subtitle: Decision of the Supreme Court.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 17, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on a recent Supreme Court decision that threatens the freedom of the free African Americans living in New York. The law seems to deny protection to African Americans in situations where they can be sold into slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Northern Star & Freemen's Advocate. Albany, Thursday, March 3, 1842.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 3, 1842

Speaker or author: M.

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

The writer notes the inconsistencies in what those who profess to be abolitionists do and say.

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

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 31, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer addresses the concerns of his critic from the Tocsin of Liberty newspaper regarding his ideas on emancipation. The writer emphasizes the necessity of a plan for emancipating the slaves in order to avoid potential problems.

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

Subtitle: Another Late and Important Discovery.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 31, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to criticism he received regarding his recent editorial on the discrepancies he's noticed between what abolitionists say and what they actually do with regard to helping African Americans.

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

Title: William A. Tyson

Speaker or author: Tyson, William A.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech regarding the government's stance on fugitive slaves, and its idea of continuing slavery as it assigned slave holding status to newly formed states.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 212 word document (text and images)

Title: William C. Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief overview of a speech stressing the potential for the moral and intellectual "elevation" of the African American people.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 163 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech given during a ceremony welcoming the speaker to England. The speaker addressed the audience on the horrors of slavery, the injustices of the U. S. laws that allowed slaveholders to abuse their slaves, and the general prejudice of the American people towards all people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,267 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech given during a public meeting in London illustrating the cruelties and injustices of American slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 973 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech regarding the degraded condition of the slave and the poor white working class in the southern states. The speaker pointed to a monument in Croton Heights, Connecticut erected to those who gave their lives in battle in 1781, with the names of black victims listed separately from whites as evidence of pro-slavery feelings in that state. (Inlcudes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 168 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Speech given before a large gathering in Newcastle, England regarding the current condition of abolitionists in the U.S. The speaker notes the irony of the realization that England is the true "home of the brave and land of the free." He praises the work and help of the Quakers and abolitionists in the struggle for freedom taking place in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 455 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech acknowledging the emancipation of the French people from tyranny and slavery during the revolutions of 1848. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 222 word document (text and image)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech encouraging the backing of the Irish people in the abolition of slavery in the U.S. The speaker compared the liberation of slaves to the liberation of the Irish Catholic people by Daniel O'Connell.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 657 word document (text and images)

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