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Subtitle: Anniversary of the Colored Home.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - June 16, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a history of an institution established to care for aged and destitute African Americans. Because the jobs available to African Americans are menial and low-paying, there is an increase in the number of these people who are finding themselves destitute in their old age and needing to rely on charities to survive. This institution has expanded recently and invested in new land within the city to help care for this growing population of elderly and destitute people.

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

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: asylum; charity; destitute; donations; home; hospital; house; inmates; institution; meetings; property; society; Woodside

People: Banyer, Mrs. Maria; Beebee, Mrs. L.; Birdsell, Mrs. William; Cheeseman, J. C.; Chester, Mrs. William W.; Chester, W. W.; Chrystie, Mrs.; Darling, Charles C.; Few, Miss; Fitch, Dr. J. D.; Fletcher, James; Francis, J. W.; Goddard, Mrs.; Harper, James; Henderson, R. C.; Henry, T.; Horsbrough, Mr.; Innis, Mrs.; Jay, John; Jay, Miss; Livingston, Mrs. A. H.; Miller, Miss; Minur, R. B.; Mott, Mrs.; Parker, W.; Parsons, Mr.; Sabine, G. A.; Schureman, Hercules; Shatzell, Mrs. Maria; Shotwell, Miss; Shotwell, William; Walker, George; Wells, J. R.; Wells, M. A.

Organization: Society for the Relief of Worthy Aged Colored Persons; Society for the Support of the Colored Home

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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