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Subtitle: "A Thought by the Way."

Title: Colored American - April 24, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on an article published in another newspaper by J.W.C. Pennington regarding the return to Africa of the Amistad captives. Dr. Pennington sees this as an opportunity to further his missionary work in Africa by using this incident to gain attention for his cause. The writer hopes that instead the people of this country will see the error in the Colonization efforts that Pennington supports.

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

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

Keywords: Africa; Amistad; captives; Christianity; Colonization; Liberia; Mendi; missionary

People: Pennington, James W. C.

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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