Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: Thomas Cole
Speaker or author: Cole, Thomas, fl. 1837-1838
Newspaper or publication: Liberator
The speaker asked his audience to avoid "intoxicating drink" and emphasized his belief that intemperance would lead to "...indolence, poverty and ruin..." He didn't believe that intemperance was a tendency in the black race, but that it might bring down what they had fought so hard to secure. He emphasized piety and temperance in order to set an "example" of respectability, virtue and health to others.
Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,375 word document (text and images)
Date published: 1837-09
Organization: New England Colored Temperance Society