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Subtitle: Right of Suffrage.

Title: Colored American - December 16, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reminds his readers of the importance of suffrage for all Americans. He expresses his view that "without the right of suffrage, we are, and must remain, a nonentity in the State and National governments...." He urges his readers to petition the government for the rught of suffrage for free African Americans.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

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

Keywords: citizenship; government; New York; oppression; petition; politics; suffrage; vote

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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