Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: New York Observer.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
The writer comments on an article published in the New York Observer expressing the idea that prejudice against African Americans is not based on the color of their skin but on the condition of their lives. The Observer's article said that society has forgotten the original reason for prejudice and now sees it as simply an issue of color. In order to overcome prejudice, the Observer suggests, African Americans must work to improve the condition of their lives.
Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)