Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: The Church Must Awake!
Speaker or author: Sears, Robert
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
The writer hopes that the recent murder of a newspaper owner in Illinois will cause the Church to change its position and begin to preach against slavery. By its silence (and even its own slave ownership in some cases), the Church conveyes a message of acceptance of slavery to its congregations. The writer emphasizes the power of the Church to sway public opinion and he hopes this event will stir ministers to action that will put an end to slavery and prejudice.
Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page
People: Lovejoy, Elijah P.