Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: A Mistaken Notion.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
The writer expresses his disagreement with the thoughts of his white friends that black Americans should be taught to be content with their lot in life. He believes that in order to earn the respect of others, black Americans should respect themselves first. This self respect does not include settling for less than a moral, virtuous, and industrious life.
Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page