Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Anniversary of the Colored Home.
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
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.