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Black Abolitionist Archive


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Subtitle: This Country Our Only Home.

Title: Colored American - May 9, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains to his readers the misunderstanding of those who wish free African Americans to immigrate to other countries. Although they are of African heritage, they were born in this country, and this country is their home. They wish only to enjoy the rights and privileges afforded to all American citizens.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

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

Keywords: Church; citizenship; Civil rights; Colonization; elevation; emigration; government; human rights; immigration

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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