Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Colonization Society.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)
Overview of a celebration held on the anniversary of the Colonization Society. Several ministers spoke and admitted to silent compliance with the system of slavery in their sermons. The idea was to encourage African Americans to agree with colonization based on the notion that because of the Church's "admittedly evil pact with Satan" in promoting slavery, there was no chance for freed people of color to advance out of their current social situation in the U.S. The only hope expressed by these ministers was for African Americans to agree with the tenets of the Colonization Society and move to Africa.
Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page
Organization: American Colonization Society