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Subtitle: An Evil of our own Creation.

Title: Colored American - March 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes that the prejudice against skin color known in the U.S. has originated here and is uniquely our own. This sort of prejudice cannot be found in other countries. Not only does it originate here, but it is encouraged and condoned here by those in powerful positions, including Church officials and preachers.

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

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

Keywords: Church; disenfranchised; oppression; prejudice

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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